WIT Press

A Laboratory Investigation Of Ground Compaction Settlement Induced By Vibrodriving Of Piles

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SD950111

Volume

15

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

622 kb

Author(s)

R.A.P. Bement & A.R. Selby

Abstract

The installation by vibration of sheet and bearing piles causes vibrations in the adjacent ground of periodic form, which are severe very close to the driven pile but attenuate with distance. A possible consequential effect of these vibrations is ground settlement caused by the compaction of loose granular soils. Vibratory compaction settlement of non-cohesive soils is being studied in the laboratory using a 150mm diameter Rowe cell, which enables samples to experience consolidation under given static stress conditions appropriate to equivalent soils in the field. The complete cell is mounted on an electromagnetic shaker and statically equilibrated samples can then be vibrated at amplitudes and frequencies appropriate to soils ad

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