Pile Driving Setup for Ohio Soils

Pile driving setup happens within the soil. It is a soil structure interaction. It is a time dependent increase in pile capacity, meaning the piles have higher capacity to take more load. Pile driving setup is rarely considered in Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT's) current standard driven friction pile design procedures, as it is not easily quantified or predicted. If substantial pile driving losses are encountered in construction, ODOT often halts pile driving for one to two weeks to determine if setup can be counted on to make up the loss. This negatively affects the construction schedule, and unforeseen costs are incurred when additional length of pile needs fabricated. This research will be conducted in two phases. The goal of Phase 1 is to develop a prediction methodology for the magnitude of setup or driving loss that can be anticipated during construction in order to account for it in design. Phase 2 involves field implementation and evaluation of the recommended solutions. Phase 2 is contingent upon the successful completion of Phase 1 and the written authorization of the ODOT Research Section.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $591475
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Ohio Department of Transportation

      Research Program
      1980 West Broad Street
      Columbus, OH  United States  43223
    • Project Managers:

      Nye, Kelly

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Dayton

      Research Institute
      300 College Park Avenue
      Dayton, OH  United States  45469-0110
    • Principal Investigators:

      Bilgin, Omer

    • Start Date: 20180101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220103
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01649327
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 30582
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 24 2017 11:19AM