Naval Pier Foundation Design and Construction, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

by Kevin A. Pierce, Frederic R. Harris, Inc, San Pedro, United States,
Laszlo Buzasi, Frederic R. Harris, Inc, San Pedro, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Engineering Practice

Abstract: The paper presents a case study of foundation design and construction for a pier in Pearl Harbor. The study covers a review of site investigations, laboratory testing, pile selection and a test pile program employing the Pile Driving Analyzer (PDA) and static load testing. Production pile tip elevations for the pier were determined considering the time rate increases in soil-pile adhesion observed during the test program. Emphasis is placed on the indicator and load test pile program and the use of the PDA to supplement static load test data. A project summary and introduction is given along with a general overview of the geology of Pearl Harbor.

Subject Headings: Pile tests | Load tests | Foundation design | Foundation construction | Piers | Drilled pier foundations | Static loads | Load factors | Laboratory tests | Case studies | North America | Hawaii | United States

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