Ground vibrations due to pile and sheet pile driving: prediction models of today
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the 22nd European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference / [ed] Victoria Svahn and Tara Wood, Gothenburg: Swedish Geotechnical Society , 2012, 107-112 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
As part of aconstruction work pile and sheet pile driving unavoidably generates vibrations.As of today construction works are often located in urban areas and along withsociety’s increasing concern of environmental impact the need for vibrationprediction prior to construction is of immediate interest. This study presents a review of the predictionmodels existing today. For prediction of ground vibrations from pile and sheetpile driving there are roughly three different types of models; empirical models,theoretical models and engineering models. A prediction model should bereliable in all cases where it is meant to be used. It is also important thatit is relatively easy to use and that the input data is easily obtained. Thisstudy concludes that, as of today, there is a lack of such a model. Today’smodels either lack in reliability or require great amounts of input data,knowledge and skills as well as time and money. The findings within this study constitutethe initial part of an on-going research project at the division of Soil- and RockMechanics at the Royal Institute of Technology in cooperation with the DevelopmentFund of the Swedish Construction Industry and NCC Construction Sweden.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gothenburg: Swedish Geotechnical Society , 2012. 107-112 p.
, SGF Rapport, ISSN 1103-7237 ; 1:2012
ground vibrations, pile driving, vibration prediction, pile, sheet pile, prediction model
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-107746ISBN: 978-91-637-1435-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-107746DiVA: diva2:577824
22nd European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 26-29 August 2012
QC 201301102013-01-102012-12-172014-01-24Bibliographically approved