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classification of piles according to the behavior
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Piles can by classified on the basis of following characteristics:

   1. Mechanism of Load Transfer
   2. Method of Installation
   3. Type of Materials

Depending on the basis of load transfer:                       1.End/Point Bearing Piles
                                                                                       2.Friction piles
                                                                                       3.Friction cum end bearing piles

Depending on method of installation:                             1.Driven or Displacement piles
                                                                                       2.Bored or Replacement piles

Depending on type of materials:                                     1.Timber piles
                                                                                        2.Steel piles
                                                                                        3.Concrete piles
                                                                                        4.Composite piles