Publication Abstract

Proceedings - Fifth International Conference & Exhibition on Piling and Deep Foundations, 1994, Bruges, Belgium, (DFI)

Ground compaction settlement caused by vibrations from vibrodriving of piles
Dr. A. Selby & R.A.P. Bement

The installation of sheet and bearing piles using vibratory equipiment causes vibrations in the adjacent ground of periodic form, which are severe very close to the driven pile but attentuate with stand-off distance. The consequential effects of these vibrations may be considered as three separate items. The first issue is whether vibrations transmitted into adjacent buildings may cause cosmetic or structural damage; the risk from estimated vibration levels may be assessed in the context of various national standards and the forthcoming Eurocode 7. The second issue is the degree of disturbance to occupants of adjacent buildings in terms of vibration dose values. The third aspect is the settlement which may be caused by the action of vibrations upon soil fabric; it is this subject which is now considered.

 article #797; publication #36 (IC-1994)