SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1979

Determination of Pile Damage by Top Measurements


Measurements of force and acceleration at the pile top during driving cab be used to detect the presence of damage at points along the pile below the ground surface. Analytical considerations based on one-dimensional wave mechanics are discussed, and a method is derived to place a quantitative measure on the degree of damage. Actual field measurements on damage piles are presented.

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Rausche, F
Goble and Associates, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio
Goble, GG
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 500–506
DOI: 10.1520/STP33747S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4740-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0291-0