DYNAMIC TESTING OF PILES SOCKETED INTO WEAK ROCK

The wave equation analysis of pile driving provides a more realistic model of the pile, soil and hammer than traditional driving formulas such as Hiley and Engineering News. Instrumentation of a pile during driving can provide records of pile force and velocity which are then used as input in a wave equation analysis to obtain an estimate of ultimate static load capacity and to check on pile shaft integrity. This method has been used successfully on large diameter cast-in-place piles socketed into weak rock. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Papers presented during the Geomechanics-Interaction, Fourth Australia-New Zealand conference on Geomechanics, Perth, Western Australia, 14-18 May 1984, Volumes I and II.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Engineers

    11 National Circuit
    Barton, A.C.T.,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Balfe, P J
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 361-365
  • Monograph Title: GEOMECHANICS - INTERACTION. FOURTH AUSTRALIA - NEW ZEALAND CONFERENCE ON GEOMECHANICS, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 14-18 MAY 1984. PREPRINTS OF PAPERS. VOLUMES I AND II
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 84/2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392047
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-85825-208-2
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM