In recent years, the wave equation has been used extensively by both highway departments and private contractors for the analysis of pile driving problems. It has been used to predict impact stresses in piles during driving and also to estimate the static soil resistance acting on the piles at the time of driving. This information makes it possible for the engineer to answer such questions as: (1) Can a given hammer drive a pile to the required depth of penetration. (2) Will excessive stresses be induced in pile or hammer during driving. (3) What cushion is necessary to limit driving stresses. The purpose of the information presented herein is to assist highway engineers in understanding, use, and practical application of the computer program written to analyze piles by the wave equation. Special emphasis is placed on the solution of practical problems. Numerous example solutions, including preparation of input data, input forms, computer output and application of results are included. This manual is the first in a series.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available in set of 4 reports PC E08, PB-261 899-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hirsch, T J
    • Carr, L
    • Lowery, LLJ
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147399
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/IP-76-13.1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8804
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM