A study on damage detection procedure for existing piles

Akira Sone*, Arata Masuda, Taihei Koyama, Kohei Washida, Makoto Yamada, Shizuo Yamamoto

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In this paper, a non-destructive damage evaluation procedure is presented, which aims at detecting early or fatal cracks in existing piles after severe earthquakes. The bending motion of a target pile excited by an impulsive load, which is induced by hammering at the ground surface nearly, is measured at the top to obtain the dynamic compliance of the pile in one direction. Numerical simulations and experiments show that evaluating the dynamic compliance in every direction can suggest the severity of the cracks as well as their location and orientation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov 19
Event2003 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference - Cleveland, OH, United States
Duration: 2003 Jul 202003 Jul 24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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