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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PILE, PIER, COLUMN, PILLAR



In today blog we will learn about WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PILE, PIER, COLUMN, PILLAR. These are basically structural members used at the site for various purposes.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PILE, PIER, COLUMN, PILLAR


Pile: Any compressive member below the ground level. Basically it means that any compressive member below the ground level which have the ability to resist the coming load from structure is called pile. Pile are used where bearing capacity of soil is less. We can construct it in foundation of bridges & also buildings as well. So its main function is to increase the bearing capacity of soil.

Pier: Pier is also like a pile but the main difference between these two is pile is constructed below the ground level which is not visible and pier is constructed above the ground level which is visible. The mechanism of load transfer is from beam to pier, then from pier to pile cape and then from pile cape to pile.

Column: Column is again a compression member which is basically used in RCC structure and its function is to resist the load of the structure & transfer it to the foundation. In RCC structure loads are transfer from slab to beam, then beam to column & then from column to footing and the walls are non-load bearing walls.

Pillar: Pillar is basically for architectural view. So the column that we provide for architectural view or we can that for astatic view is called pillar. It is not constructed to resist load. It has their own self weight but it does not take any kind of load from the structure. People combine column and pillar together but column is for load and pillar is for astatic view.

I hope that this article will help you to understand WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PILE, PIER, COLUMN, PILLAR


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