Pore-Water Pressures Induced by Pile Driving

by Nabil F. Ismael, (M.ASCE),
Tony W. Klym,

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 11, Pg. 1349-1354

Document Type: Journal Paper


In a recent pile-load testing program carried out by Ontario Hydro, steel H-piles were driven near Pickering , Ontario, and later tested to determine their uplift capacity in connection with the design of tower foundation for a new transmission line. Piezometers were installed on and in the vicinity of one test pile to determine the maximum pore pressure developed during pile driving and the results of this investigation and compares the maximum pressures measured with the theoretical values proposed by Lo. Also presented are the results of the load test carried out to determine the piles uplift capacity.

Subject Headings: Pile tests | Load tests | Pore water | Pore pressure | Pile driving | Load bearing capacity | Uplifting behavior | Steel piles | Ontario | Canada

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