PILING ANALYSIS WAVE EQUATION COMPUTER PROGRAM UTILIZATION MANUAL

A MANUAL DESCRIBING THE UTILIZATION OF A COMPUTER PROGRAM IS PROVIDED FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE ONE-DIMENSIONAL WAVE EQUATION TO THE INVESTIGATION OF A PILE DURING DRIVING. THE PROGRAM MAY BE USED TO OBTAIN THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: (1) STRESSES IN THE PILE DURING DRIVING, (2) PENETRATION OF THE PILE PER BLOW OF THE DRIVER, AND (3) A PRACTICAL MINIMUM STATIC LOAD CAPACITY OF THE PILE AT THE TIME OF DRIVING. PERTINENT TABLES AND FORMULAS ARE PROVIDED TO ASSIST THE USER OF THIS MANUAL IN THE MATHEMATICAL SIMULATION OF AN IDEALIZED HAMMER-PILE-SOIL SYSTEM REPRESENTATIVE OF AN ACTUAL PROBLEM. THE PROGRAM IS COMPLETELY GENERAL PERMITTING THE ANALYSES OF PROBLEMS INVOLVING ANY TYPE OF HAMMER, PILE OR DRIVING TECHNIQUE. CERTAIN SIMPLIFYING ASSUMPTIONS ARE REQUIRED IN THE SOIL IDEALIZATION SINCE TRUE SOIL RESISTANCE TO DYNAMIC LOADING IS NOT CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD. SAMPLE PROBLEM SOLUTIONS, FORTRAN IV CODING OF THE PROGRAM AND FLOW CHARTS ARE PROVIDED IN THE APPENDICES. WHILE THE WAVE EQUATION METHOD OF ANALYSIS OF PILE DRIVING HOLDS MUCH PROMISE FOR REALISTIC AND ACCURATE ESTIMATES OF PILE STATIC LOAD CARRYING CAPACITIES, THIS MANUAL EMPHASIZES THAT MUCH RELIANCE IS STILL PLACED ON ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING THE DYNAMIC SOIL RESISTANCE. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-1(7), 2-5-62-33
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  United States  78701

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Edwards, T C
  • Publication Date: 1967-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00214482
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 18 1994 12:00AM