Coulomb and Rankine Earth Pressure Coefficients for Vertical Walls

Virtually all sheet pile walls are vertical; thus, it is not necessary to worry about the wall angle when considering lateral earth pressure coefficients for these walls. This means that equations for vertical walls and vertical walls with level backfills are all that is left. First, a complete chart, showing the nomenclature, from NAVFAC DM … Continue reading Coulomb and Rankine Earth Pressure Coefficients for Vertical Walls

Sheet Pile Templates

Before the advent of CAD, Vulcan used outline, full scale drawings or actual sheeting sections to lay out sheet pile caps in full size. The drawing board(s) in Chattanooga. On the wall are sheet pile sections, cut from actual sheet piling and used to lay out sheet pile caps. In front of the sheet piling … Continue reading Sheet Pile Templates

Vulcan and Sheet Piling

The development of sheet piling and the Warrington-Vulcan hammers was about the same time (along with concrete piles, other types of steel piles, and the Engineering News Formula.) The years leading up to World War I were ones of rapid development in the marine construction and deep foundation industries, and Vulcan was in the middle … Continue reading Vulcan and Sheet Piling

Design of Sheet Pile Walls

Sheet Pile Design by Pile Buck Harry A. Lindahl and Don C. WarringtonPile Buck International2007 The successor to the classic Pile Buck Sheet Piling Design Manual, this Pile Buck exclusive is the definitive reference for the design of sheet pile walls. It covers every aspect of sheet pile design including the soil mechanics and earth … Continue reading Design of Sheet Pile Walls

A Vulcan View of Hot-Rolled Sheet Piling

In the 1960's Vulcan put out its Data Manual, which is now (with some improvements) in the vulcanhammer.info Guide to Pile Driving Equipment. Part of that gave dimensions for a wide variety of sheet piling. The purpose of this post is to use some of these illustrations to show various types of hot rolled sheet piling … Continue reading A Vulcan View of Hot-Rolled Sheet Piling

Delmag on Driving Sheet Piles

It may seem odd on this site, but we present the Delmag Guide to Driving Sheet Piles, which Delmag (a one-time competitor of Vulcan's) put out many years ago. It's a nice and comprehensive guide to the subject for impact hammers; it's a subject that's not always well understood. Diesel hammers (in Europe at least, … Continue reading Delmag on Driving Sheet Piles

SPW 2006 Sheet Pile Software Video Tour

Below is a video tour of the SPW 2006 sheet pile software, the academic use software developed by Dr. Arnold Verruijt at the University of Delft. https://youtu.be/_-wld-TBRpY Here is the tutorial series on the software: Analyzing Sheet Pile Walls with SPW 2006: Part I, IntroductionAnalyzing Sheet Pile Walls with SPW 2006: Part II, Cantilever WallsAnalyzing Sheet Pile … Continue reading SPW 2006 Sheet Pile Software Video Tour

Comparative Analyses of Quay Wall Case Study Using Plaxis 3D

This paper presents the displacement behavior of quay wall system, using Plaxis 3D version 2013. The horizontal displacement calculated by Plaxis 3D for existing quay walls case study located in Rotterdam Port in South Holland is evaluated by the field measurements. At first, the three-dimensional numerical performance of Rotterdam existing quay wall is compared with … Continue reading Comparative Analyses of Quay Wall Case Study Using Plaxis 3D

Is the Best Place to Run Old Windows Software…on Linux or a Mac?

A few years ago I put out an article entitled Partying Like It’s 1987: Running WEAP87 and SPILE (and other programs) on DOSBox, where I describe the use of DOSBox in running engineering software (and also Windows 3.1.)  A great deal of engineering software developed in the DOS era can still be used for engineering design … Continue reading Is the Best Place to Run Old Windows Software…on Linux or a Mac?

“Much Favorable Comment” for the Vulcan Extractor

An ad in Engineering News-Record, 8 October 1931, for the Vulcan Pile Extractor.  It was used to extract arch web Lackawanna sheeting by the P.J. Kennedy & Co. of Holyoke, MA.  Vulcan touted the advantages of a "single purpose machine" (as opposed to MKT's multipurpose hammer/extractors.  MKT must have gotten the message, they developed the … Continue reading “Much Favorable Comment” for the Vulcan Extractor