Pile-Driving Analysis by the Wave Equation

by E.A.L. Smith,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 4, Pg. 35-64

Document Type: Journal Paper

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All pile-driving formulas, used at present time, are partly empirical and apply only to certain types or lengths of pile; mathematical method of wider application, depending on use of electronic computers and numerical integration is presented; pile must be divided for calculation into unit lengths considerably shorter than wavelength of stress or impact wave produced by hammer; application to other impact problems.

Subject Headings: Wave equations | Pile driving | Stress waves | Piles | Numerical methods | Wavelength | Computer software | Empirical equations

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