The work described here represents an attempt to understand the mechanisms of energy transfer from steel H-piles driven with diesel hammers to the surrounding soil and the energy attenuation through the soil by measuring ground motion vibrations in the near vicinity of the pile. Attenuation rates of vibration decay with radial distance from the driven pile were calculated. A spreadsheet tool was developed to estimate distances from the pile at which the threshold settlement vibrations may be exceeded.
GRIZI, A., Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, A., & Woods, R. D. (2013). Effect of Pile-Driving Induced Vibrations on Nearby Structures and Other Assets. Michigan Department of Transportation