|Diameter over threads||[in] / [mm]||0.984||25||1.260||32||1.260||32||1.496||38||2.008||51|
|Cross sectional area of bar (a)||[in2] / [mm2]||0.378||244||0.614||396||0.756||488||1.111||717||1.455||939|
|Ultimate Strength||[1000 lbs]||45.0||62.9||80.9||112.4||179.8|
|Yield Strength||[1000 lbs]||33.7||51.7||62.9||89.9||141.6|
|Weight||[lbs/ft] / [kg/m]||1.5||2.3||2.3||3.4||2.8||4.1||4.0||6.0||5.6||8.4|
|Maximum Drilling Depths (c)||[ft] / [m]||39.4||12||52.5||16||65.6||20||78.7||24||98.4||30|
DSI Self-Drilling Bolt
- The DSI Self-Drilling Bolt is a fully threaded hollow bar that initially serves as a drill rod, utilizing a lost bit. The thread is made to 15010208.
- For use in unconsolidated ground or other difficult ground conditions.
- Excellent for spiling (fore-poling).
- Bolt is drilled in and grout is pumped through the center hole with pumpable resin or cement grouts. The couplers are designed to exceed the ultimate load of the bar by 20%. The couplers are designed to minimize the loss of drill energy.
- Several drill bits are available. Most widely used is the EXX Tungsten carbide chisel bit for handling UCT* up to 12.5N/mm² (RQD 100%) and up to 50 N/mm² (RQD 75%).
- Standard length is 3m (9ft-10").
- Longer lengths are available: 4m, 6m
*UCT is unconfined compressive strength
The DSI Self-Drilling Bolt is typically installed using rotary percussive drilling. This technique enables high rates of installation, good directional stability and also helps to consolidate the grout within the borehole.
Rotation speeds should be sufficient to cut a true borehole (120-150 RPM for soil nails; 100-130 RPM for mini piles), as opposed to displacement of the soil with the drill bit through percussion and heavy feed pressures (driven installation). Drilled boreholes ensure enlarged grout bodies together with better permeation of the grout into the surrounding ground. Feed pressures on the drill rods should be regulated in accordance with the cutting performance of the drill bit.
Simultaneous Drilling and GroutingSuitable for granular soils and fills. This installation method utilizes a Grout Swivel, grout pump and drifter. The technique combines drilling and grouting as a single operation, ensuring that grout is placed over the full length of the borehole. For ground conditions where borehole collapse is anticipated or where subsequent grout injection down the center of the bar is problematical, simultaneous drilling and grouting is the preferred solution.
- thorough mixing of the grout – to avoid blockages at the drill bit,
- delivery of a continuous volume – to ensure consistent grouting,
- maintenance of sufficient pressure.
Grout Swivels are used for simultaneous drill and grout installation, to inject grout into the bore of a rotating DSI Drill Hollow Bar. The unit comprises of a heat treated shaft (to withstand the impact energy from the hammer drive) and a housing into which the grout is pumped. Inlet ports within the shaft enable grout to be pumped into the bore of the bar.
A locator frame is required (bolted to the drill sledge) to prevent the housing from rotating with the shaft, as well as positioning it at the correct location to enable unrestricted operation of the hammer.