Dynamic Effects of Pile Installation on Adjacent Structures
Vibrations caused by pile-driving can damage structures, while litigation may result from the human distress which pile-driving induces. There are ways to mitigate both aspects of the problem and it is important to assess the likelihood of damage and to minimize any ensuing costs early in the process. This book is based on the responses to a questionnaire which was developed and sent to all state departments of the USA and Canada. Additionally, questionnaires were sent to piling contractors, vibration consultants and vibration monitoring firms. It will help readers to better understand the potential for damage and the precautions which should be taken.
Table of Contents
2. Mechanics of Ground Motion
3. Vibrations due to Pile Installation
4. Vibration Mitigation Measures
5. Consequences of Groundborne Vibrations
6. Instrumentation for Vibration Measurement
7. Results of Survey
8. Managing Vibration Problems
Richard D. Woods is Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, USA. His research interests have centred on foundation dynamics including piles, vibration measurements, blasting and other vibration damage, soil properties, and applications of geophysics in geotechnical engineering. .
V.M. Sharma worked from 1990 to 1995 as Director of the Central Soils and Materials Research Station, attached to the Ministry of Water Resources in India. His major contributions relate to in situ rock testing and study of rock-structure interaction problems. Dr. Sharma has been the President of Indian Geotechnical Society, and is a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering