PILE DRIVING FATIGUE DAMAGE; A CASE STORY

Concrete piles were driven by a hydraulic hammer for a new heavy loaded building at a refuse disposal plant, located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Some of the piles got fatigue damage during driving. The fatigue damage was due to the fact that the piles were driven with too much energy, and the falling height was too high compared to the total number of blows. The investigation concluded that it was necessary to decrease the falling height of the hammer with increasing total number of blows, or reduce the falling height with increasing driving resistance. Finally, recommendations are given for the falling heights of the hammer compared to the total number of blows in order to avoid fatigue damage on concrete pile.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 577-582

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00779927
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9058090477
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1999 12:00AM