Installation, Verification and Application of Driven Piles

Installation, Verification and Application of Driven Piles

Outline

  • Pile types and installation equipment
  • Overall design process
  • Review of methods of capacity estimation
  • Safety factor concepts, designs by ASD and LRFD
  • Typical installation criteria and installation control
  • Setup and relaxation, with examples of application
  • Applying higher loads, reduced support costs
  • Effects on the soil due to pile driving (soil improvement)
  • Conservative nature of driven piles
  • Value of the blow count log
  • Pile lengths adapt to site variability
  • Rapid construction
  • Marine and environmentally difficult sites
  • Seismic and lateral load benefits

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