Effect of Proximity of Sheet Pile Walls on the Apparent Capacity of Driven Displacement Piles

The objectives of this study are: (1) Quantify the effect that temporary sheet piles have on temporary increases in pile driving resistance, where both the influence on both friction and bearing components are evalauted; (2) Evaluate the influence that pertinent parameters have on pile driving resistance, including: pile size, sheet pile sectioning, sheet pile proximity, sheet pile depth, and soil characteristics; (3) Quantify the effect of sheet pile extraction with respect to pile capacities; (4) Quanitfy the influence that sheet pile walls (SPWs) can have on driven piles with respect to proximity; (5) Cultivate design-oriented practical recommendations to account for SPW-associated temporary increases in driven pile resistance; and (6) Cultivate design-oriented practical recommendations to minimize SPW-associated pile capacity reduction.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV31 977-26


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  USA  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Castellanos, Juan

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Florida, Gainesville

      219 Grinter Hall
      Gainesville, FL  USA  32611
    • Principal Investigators:

      Chung, Jae

    • Start Date: 20140519
    • Actual Completion Date: 20161231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 36525

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01525015
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV31 977-26, RFRP-13/14-002
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: May 20 2014 1:00AM