Effect of Pile-Driving Induced Vibrations on Nearby Structures and Other Assets

The work described here represents an attempt to understand the mechanisms of energy transfer from steel H-piles driven with diesel hammers to the surrounding soil and the energy attenuation through the soil by measuring ground motion vibrations in the near vicinity of the pile. Attenuation rates of vibration decay with radial distance from the driven pile were calculated. A spreadsheet tool was developed to estimate distances from the pile at which the threshold settlement vibrations may be exceeded.

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    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    2350 Hayward
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-2125

    Michigan Department of Transportation

    Office of Research and Best Practices, 425 West Ottawa, P.O. Box 30050
    Lansing, MI  United States  48909
  • Authors:
    • Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Adda
    • Woods, Richard D
    • Grizi, Athena
  • Publication Date: 2013-11-30


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 146p

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  • Accession Number: 01520717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RC-1600, ORBP Number OR10-046
  • Contract Numbers: 2010-0296
  • Created Date: Mar 27 2014 2:13PM