Nondestructive Testing of Deep Foundations with Sonic Methods

by Larry D. Olson, Olson Wright NDT&E Inc, United States,
Clifford C. Wright, Olson Wright NDT&E Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Foundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices

Abstract: Nondestructive testing and evaluation (NDT&E) of deep foundations with three sonic methods is discussed. Case history investigations described include test records from drilled shaft, auger cast pile, and driven pile foundations. Advantages and limitations are discussed for the methods.

Subject Headings: Deep foundations | Pile tests | Driven piles | Nondestructive tests | Case studies | Drilled shafts | Shafts

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