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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Abstract: 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: Pile driving | Piles | Numerical methods | Stress waves | Wave equations | Empirical equations | Computer software

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