Custom Axial Methods

The custom axial methods “CUST_AX” numbers 1 to 3 which are available under the axial soil input allow the generation of custom TZ curve shapes.

The custom curves are used in conjunction with fixed maximum skin frictions and end bearings, the custom response curves are then defined in terms of T/Tmax (skin friction), Q/Qmax (end bearing) and Z/Diameter.

When a custom method is selected in the axial soil input table it highlights the required input tables under the custom response curves tab as shown below.