Vibration induced settlement from blast densification and pile driving

Charles Dowding*

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Abstract

This paper describes settlement and vibration environments produced by two construction activities, blast densification and pile driving. Blasting is of interest because of the significant energy released during the process, and piling effects are of great interest because of their universal use in construction. The paper begins with a consideration of the distribution of surface settlement from other construction induced losses of ground that are more familiar. Details of several case studies form the basis for the following general discussion of the settlements resulting from blasting and piling. These two techniques are related in that they have been found to be most effective only with liquefiable sands. Finally, the paper ends with a comparison of piling induced settlements with those resulting from expected loss of lateral support during excavation in sands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeotechnical Special Publication
EditorsAlbert T. Yeung, Guy Y. Felio
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages1672-1688
Number of pages17
Edition40
ISBN (Print)078440027X
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the Conference on Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments. Part 2 (of 2) - College Station, TX, USA
Duration: Jun 16 1994Jun 18 1994

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
Number40
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0895-0563

Other

OtherProceedings of the Conference on Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments. Part 2 (of 2)
CityCollege Station, TX, USA
Period6/16/946/18/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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