Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

Vibrations due to pile installation have long been a concern to owners, contractors, and engineers. Specifically, what levels of vibrations can be assumed for a given pile, hammer, and subsurface conditions and how can these levels be predicted in advance of construction so an assessment of nearby structures can be made? This paper presents the results of vibration monitoring at several sites where various piles and pile hammers have been used, and recommends a conservative method of predicting peak particle velocity at the ground surface near pile installations. Where sensitive structures are involved, a response spectrum analysis is recommended.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Vibrations Due to Pile Driving

St. Louis, Missouri

Vibrations due to pile installation have long been a concern to owners, contractors, and engineers. Specifically, what levels of vibrations can be assumed for a given pile, hammer, and subsurface conditions and how can these levels be predicted in advance of construction so an assessment of nearby structures can be made? This paper presents the results of vibration monitoring at several sites where various piles and pile hammers have been used, and recommends a conservative method of predicting peak particle velocity at the ground surface near pile installations. Where sensitive structures are involved, a response spectrum analysis is recommended.