Selection of the proper hammer in pile driving and estimation of the total driving time

Alireza Afshani Mehrabad, A. Fakher, M. Palassi

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Abstract

There are various methods for analyzing pile driving process such as dynamic formulas, wave equation analyses and dynamic measurements. The programs of the two latter methods are relatively expensive to purchase and also require trained engineers to interpret the data it collects. Meanwhile, the use of the site specific empirical formulas based on the real cases of pile driving and output analyses of the wave equation analysis programs can be beneficial. In the current study, pile driving data from three sites in the south of Iran were collected. Using the data of these cases and one-dimensional wave equation analysis program GRLWEAP, couple of experimental formulas which determine the proper range of hammer's ID for driving a pile, are proposed. Finally, due to the importance of the time in marine projects, another experimental formula is also proposed for the estimation of the total driving time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNumerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering - Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
Pages667-672
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event7th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, NUMGE 2010 - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 2010 Jun 22010 Jun 4

Other

Other7th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, NUMGE 2010
CountryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period10/6/210/6/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Numerical Analysis

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