Welcome to vulcanhammer.info, the site about Vulcan Iron Works, which manufactured the durable air/steam line of pile driving equipment for more than a century. Many of its products are still in service today, providing reliable performance all over the world.
It is routine in soil mechanics to attempt to use continuum mechanics/theory of elasticity methods to analyse the stresses and strains/deflections in soil. We always do this with the caveat that soils are really not linear in their response to stress, be that stress axial, shear or a combination of the two. In the course […] … Continue reading Relating Hyperbolic and Elasto-Plastic Soil Stress-Strain Models
With this post we begin to discuss our “other” project: the TAMWAVE project. It’s been around a long time but is now being revised. The concept is to afford students a method of getting acquainted with several aspects of computer-aided driven pile design, including the following: Estimating axial capacity of the pile; Estimating the axial […] … Continue reading TAMWAVE: Pile Toe Resistance, and Some More on Pile Shaft Resistance — vulcanhammer.net
After a summer of eclipses and hurricanes, we’re pleased to announce that vulcanhammer.info has finally moved to its new platform as of yesterday. Click here and check out what we have to offer. Most of the content has gone with the site; we’ve added many photographs and used the transition to correct many of the … Continue reading We’ve Moved At Last, But Took the Online Pile Routines Somewhere Else
On our Engineering at Vulcan page, we posted this general arrangement of the Vulcan #2 dated 1887. Little did we suspect that we’d need that drawing, but then these photos from Crofton Diving of Portsmouth, VA, arrived: The hammer in question is Vulcan S/N 116, originally sold to the Florida East Coat Railroad (not far … Continue reading The Best Way to Celebrate Your 120th Birthday is With a New Slide Bar Part