STRESS WAVE ANALYSIS OF WOOD PILES RELATED TO ULTIMATE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$200,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
1911
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aminex Co
P.o. Box 4174, Federal Way, WA, 98063
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
 ROBERT D. ARSENAULT
Title: PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (206) 927-8231
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
WOOD FOUNDATION PILING COULD BE UTILIZED FOR CAPACITIES OF 2 TO 3 CURRENT DESIGN LOADS IF THE HIGH STRENGTH PILES COULDBE READILY IDENTIFIED BY A NON-DESTRUCTIVE TEST METHOD. WOODPILES WOULD BE APPRECIATED BY GEO-TECHNICAL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS AS AN ECONOMICAL AND RELIABLE DEEP FOUNDATION CAPABLE OF HIGHER DESIGN STRESSES IF THE LOW-STRENGTH PILES WERE REJECTED. A FEASIBILITY STUDY WILL DETERMINE THE DEGREEOF CORRELATION BETWEEN THE LONGITUDINAL STRESS WAVE PROPAGATION ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE UNTREATED PILES AND THE FAILURE STRESS IN COMPRESSION PARALLEL TO GAIN OF THE T TREATED WOOD PILE TIPS. THE NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING T TECHNIQUE WILL BE DEVELOPED, INCLUDING TESTING DEVICES.

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