Improvement of Driven Pile Installation and Design in Illinois: Phase 2

The objectives of this research project are to (1) improve the agreement between estimated and driven pile lengths which includes the improvement of the soil/pile modification factors, (2) develop installation procedures to allow increase in current maximum nominal required bearing capacity and factored resistance available for design of piles driven to rock without overstressing the pile during installation, (3) identify soil conditions in which setup (time dependent increase in capacity) can be efficiently quantified and used in design phase for various pile types. Furthermore to identify procedures needed in the field phase to verify setup if needed, (4) improve the estimate for end-of-driving (EOD) pile capacity without overstressing the pile, and (5) work with Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to train personnel on the use and analysis for PDA and CAPWAP.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $304792.00
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      1105 Newmark Civil Engineering Lab, 205 North Matthews Avenue
      Urbana, IL  United States  61801
    • Principal Investigators:

      Long, James

    • Start Date: 20120701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20140630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 33443

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01479984
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-122
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 27 2013 1:01AM