L.B. Foster is proud to have working together with PND Engineers and Gerdau for over 25 years promoting the advantages of OPEN CELL SHEET PILE System.
OPEN CELL Technology
OPEN CELL structures are flexible steel sheet pile membranes supported by soil contact with embedded sheet pile tail anchor walls. This concept creates an integral reinforced soil system. The result is a structure that can withstand large settlement and support a variety of loads. In effect, viewed from above the structure becomes a series of U-shaped horizontal membranes that require no toe embedment for stability.
How the system works
The OPEN CELL bulkhead is constructed of only three components including: flat sheet piles, fabricated connector wyes and anchor piles. Compared to alternative structures, several cost savings are realized from this land-based construction: reduced sheet pile area, greater construction tolerances, minimal pile penetration and reduced backfilling procedures.
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