Some Aspects of Determination of Pile Capacity by the Wave Equation

by Mark R. Svinkin, (M.ASCE),
Wondem Teferra, (M.ASCE),

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


This paper presents some new observations made during correlation study of pile capacity computed by wave equation analysis with failure load from static test. In order to determine proper soil parameters for analysis, pile capacity and Smith damping was considered as a function of elapsed time after end of initial driving. A linear damping-time relationship was found for one pile driven in clay and two piles driven in sand.

Subject Headings: Soil analysis | Pile tests | Load bearing capacity | Failure loads | Failure analysis | Wave equations | Pile driving

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