Publication Abstract




Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA, (DFI)

SIMBAT Dynamic Pile Testing Results of an Independent Pile Capacity Prediction Event
Richard T. Stain

In 2001, a pile trial site was established at Limelette in Belgium consisting of 25 displacement screw piles and 5 driven pre-cast piles. Interested parties were invited to participate in a pile prediction event, whereby they would submit predicted static load test behavior in the form of load settlement plots. These predictions could be based on soil investigation results supplied by the organizers, or dynamic load test measurements. Following the submission deadline, the organizers released the results of static load tests for comparison. Of all the six participants, including Statnamic, the SIMBAT method was independently accredited with achieving the best predictions. This paper examines at the differences between SIMBAT and other systems, and presents the correlations from the Limelette trial.


 article #1288; publication #72 (AM-2005)