Publication Abstract

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

The pile driving controller, a new tool for pile driving quality control
P. Middendorp & F.M. Middeldorp

A new tool "the Pile Driving Controller" (PDC) has become available to control the quality of pile driving in a more automatic way. The (PDC) can replace most of the work of a supervisor and can be installed permanently on a rig. For measuring the pile penetration special instrumentation has been developed. Besides measuring the blow count and the blow rate, the PDC can also be extended with options for induced vibrations. In combination with pile driving prediction and/or pile driving analysis an indication can be given about the capacity of the pile. The paper will describe the principle of automatic pile driving control. Examples of measuring results and reporting options are presentd. A method for obtaining pile capacity with the PDC is treated briefly.

 article #810; publication #36 (IC-1994)