Publication Abstract

Proceedings - Fourth International Conference - Piling and Deep Foundations, 1991, Stresa, Italy, (DFI)

Underwater bracing without submergible maneuvers of driven piles
M.B. Wechsler; Downey, Calif., USA

There are described some procedures for the bracing below the water level, of groups of piles, without appealing to submergible maneuvers. The solutions concern all kinds of driven piles: wood, reinforced concrete, and structural steel; and they are implemented for the cases: 1. When the embedment of piles is known, by tests, before the design of the structure. 2. When its determination is made no sooner than the work on the construction site. 3. When the embedment of piles is uncertain. Many systems of bracing are analyzes, and there are described the corresponding details for the connections between braces and piles. An analysis is developed for the determination of the optimum slopes of the braces, which lead, to maximum rigidity, as well as to minimum cost of the bracing systems.

 article #512; publication #37 (IC-1991-IT)