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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.

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We’ve Moved At Last, But Took the Online Pile Routines Somewhere Else

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

The Best Way to Celebrate Your 120th Birthday is With a New Slide Bar Part

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

Drivability of Vulcan Hammers and Other Pile Driving Equipment

This section of vulcanhammer.info is about the drivability and performance of pile driving equipment in general and Vulcan hammers in particular. It’s divided into several sections: Dynamic formulae: the original method of relating hammer performance to pile capacity and resistance Before Wellington and ENR: Early Dynamic Formulae, and Sanders’ Formula The Engineering News Formula, and Its Treatment … Continue reading Drivability of Vulcan Hammers and Other Pile Driving Equipment

Papers and Documents on Pile Driving and Driven Piles

The papers and monographs below are of general interest. We also offer the following topical pages as well: Pile Driving in Practice Pile-Soil Interaction (including static methods of pile capacity analysis) Programs and spreadsheet for pile capacity analysis Detailed information on pile dynamics and the wave equation is here. Analysis of the Pile Load Test … Continue reading Papers and Documents on Pile Driving and Driven Piles

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