TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 478: Design and Load Testing of Large Diameter Open-Ended Driven Piles documents information regarding the current state of practice with respect to the selection, use, design, construction, and quality control of large diameter open-ended driven piles for transportation structures. This report may provide agencies with information to develop guidance and methods for technical guides and design codes, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge to guide future research.
Table of Contents
|Chapter One - Introduction||4-6|
|Chapter Two - State of Practice and Literature Review||7-22|
|Chapter Three - Agency State of Practice for Large Diameter Open-Ended Piles||23-31|
|Chapter Four - Private-Sector Perspectives on Large Diameter Open-Ended Piles||32-36|
|Chapter Five - Case Histories||37-50|
|Chapter Six - Conclusions||51-53|
|Appendix A - Survey Questionnaire||60-75|
|Appendix B - Summary Report of Survey Responses of States Using LDOEPs||76-100|
|Appendix C - Interview Notes of Selected States Using LDOEPs||101-117|
|Appendix D - Interview Notes of Private Practice||118-129|
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