Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

In the development of a new highway system approaching Tel Aviv, Israel, long piles had to be driven very close to an existing railway bridge. In view of the danger of structural damage to the bridge, as a result of ground vibrations excited by the pile-driving work, field measurements were ordered. Vibrations recorded at the bridge pier heads in the course of the driving operation were analyzed and compared with those excited by trains. Results showed that the former are generally lower than the latter, and neither one exceeds the limits prescribed by the codes.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Vibration Response of Railway Bridge Piers to Nearby Pile Driving

In the development of a new highway system approaching Tel Aviv, Israel, long piles had to be driven very close to an existing railway bridge. In view of the danger of structural damage to the bridge, as a result of ground vibrations excited by the pile-driving work, field measurements were ordered. Vibrations recorded at the bridge pier heads in the course of the driving operation were analyzed and compared with those excited by trains. Results showed that the former are generally lower than the latter, and neither one exceeds the limits prescribed by the codes.