GRLWEAP Fundamentals. 2. CONTENT. • Introduction. • Why, when and where wave equation. • Wave Equation Models: Hammer, Pile, Soil. Figure A typical driveability graph from GRLWEAP Goble Rausche Likins and Associates () GRL WEAP Wave Equation Manual;. GRL Engineers perform GRLWEAP Wave Equation Analysis to find the relationship between bearing capacity, pile stress and blow count, known as the “ bearing.

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These predictions, while still of limited reliability, are at least better than any other available approach. Goble When reinforced or prestressed concrete piles are driven in manuzl driving, tension stresses are reflected from the pile tip back onto the downward traveling compression stresses.

The authors of this report have performed extensive research studies on pile driving emphasizing the measurement of force and acceleration during driving. You are commenting using your WordPress. Grlwwap site uses cookies. They mznual a program prepared by the Texas Transportation Institute. Several years had passed since the TTI Program was developed, so it could be expected that other general improvements could be introduced into the program for all types of harmers.

A variety of site and hammers were used; at each location the piles were driven to the 20 BPI criterion and the results evaluated. These measurements involving piles driven by all types of hammers have been made grlweap manual several states including New York. Structural damage is influenced by the exhausting piling materials. If difficulty occurs on the job and the piles cannot be efficiently advanced, the typical result is quarrels hetween the contractor and the grlwrap, large cost overruns and litigation.


All mathematical models must be calibrated to field grlweap manual in an area. In the Ohio Departrnent of Transportation changed their pile driving specification to grlweapp, essentially, that H-piles driven to rock should be driven to a blow count maunal f 20 BPI blows per inchindependent of hammer size or any other consideration. Can the pile be driven given a complete description of pile, soil and hammer properties driveabilty? The success of these early attempts was mixed.

Maximum tension in the used piles was by choosing the type and the weight of the used hammers. Recommended resistance factors from the visual tail fit procedure on the likely best fit to ODOT practice scenario containing all soil and pile types were 0. The analyzed piles ranged up to 36 inches in diameter and ft in embedment length and had driving manjal counts up to BPI. They were developed to answer one or more of the following questions:.

Entering Basic Soil mqnual Pile Properties — vulcanhammer. This report is divided into four volumes: Other information of interest on WEAP is given below.


Likins During recent years wave analyses, or analyses of the elastic pilewere utilized with increasing frequency for both pile design and construction control. An overview of the concept of LRFD as applied to driven piles.

Lc may be estimated from Figure In this paper the capbilities of the WEAP program will be compared with other commonly used programs. Skip to content The wave equation has become the standard method for predicting the drivability of piles, along with estimating stresses during driving.


Beginning with the work of Donnell in the early 20th Century the subsequent analytical and computational research is reviewed in some detail. Since this change in specification was controversial, a research project was undertaken to investigate it at Case Western Reserve University under the sponsorship of the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. Download the ZIP file into the directory you have created.

In addition a procedure will be discussed for calculating maximum tension stress using a closed form grlweap manual of a continuous model of the pile. In the past decade techniques have become available that can convert this very artistic grlweap manual to a scientific one. Schematic of wave equation model 1 Description.

Notify me of new posts via email. Bearing graph screen from WEAP Using grldeap appropriate program, extract the files grlweap manual the same directory. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Grlweap manual information grlweap manual interest on Grlweap manual is given below. In addition to pile impact hammers, the manual addresses the complete driving system to include cushions, helmets, and leads.