Design of sheet pile installation by vibration

  title={Design of sheet pile installation by vibration},
  author={Stefan van Baars},
  journal={Geotechnical & Geological Engineering},
In The Netherlands 70% of the steel sheet piles are installed with vibrators. This is because vibrators have a high production rate and therefore a low installation cost. This method only works for soft peat and clay layers and saturated sand layers which are not densely compacted. During pile installation several problems might occur. In this paper the attention is paid to avoiding jamming of the pile before it has reached its planned depth. In most of these cases this is caused by a design… CONTINUE READING