Foundation Design and Analysis: Deep Foundations, Overview of Driven Piles — vulcanhammer.net

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The Limitations of Dynamic Formulae

In an earlier post Vulcan's advice on the limitations of dynamic formulae--specifically referencing the Engineering News Formula--was set forth.  That advice appeared in Vulcan's literature from 1906 to 1931.  Later in the 1930's Vulcan changed the way its literature was organised, and in the process Vulcan added new verbiage (a lot of it, really) to … Continue reading The Limitations of Dynamic Formulae

GRL Engineer’s Pennsylvania Office Provides Remote Testing Services to Help Meet Construction Project Timelines — Pile Buck Magazine

GRL Engineers, Inc. has provided reliable testing services and analyses in the deep foundations industry for over 40 years. Known for quick response-time, the engineering firm covers testing throughout the United States and offshore. This Pennsylvania Office of GRL Engineers, Inc., provides driven pile and drilled shaft testing services for bridges, highways, ports, and large… via … Continue reading GRL Engineer’s Pennsylvania Office Provides Remote Testing Services to Help Meet Construction Project Timelines — Pile Buck Magazine

A Nice Summary of the History of the Telex

One of the more popular pieces on this site is A Few Words About the Telex, which documents Vulcan's history with this interesting piece of technology.  Below is a video which also summarises that history: https://youtu.be/byMwNPj47X8 I'd like to add a few notes: First, from the 1930's to the 1950's Vulcan advertised its cable address … Continue reading A Nice Summary of the History of the Telex

Aboard the Giant Sand-Sucking Ships That China Uses to Reshape the World

From this: As steam power gave way to diesel in the late 19th century, the size and power of dredges grew. Developers in Los Angeles used centrifugal pumps to expand the city’s port and turn marshlands into seaside real estate. Sediment dredged from underwater built Boston’s Back Bay, as well as large portions of Marseilles, … Continue reading Aboard the Giant Sand-Sucking Ships That China Uses to Reshape the World

The Old “Toilet Paper” Trick for Piston Rings Takes on a New Meaning

The vulcanhammer.info Guide to Pile Driving Equipment features the field service manual for the DGH series hammers.  Here we find the following advice during the replacement of the piston ram: Place 1" (25mm) wide pieces of soluble paper (such as toilet paper) between the piston and lower ring grooves. Push the rings and paper into … Continue reading The Old “Toilet Paper” Trick for Piston Rings Takes on a New Meaning

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?

A Gathering for Energy Savings

Above is an unusual photo from Vulcan's archives: a gathering for a test for the Vulcanaire Supertherm at the yard of Horn Pile and Foundation Corp. in Bellmore, Long Island, NY, 16 November 1964.  It's the rare gathering in the construction (or just about any other) industry where everyone arrives in suits, but here they … Continue reading A Gathering for Energy Savings

Those Aspirational Small Businesses

Above is something you don't see much of any more: a hand-drawn artist's conception of a building that has yet to be built.  In this case it's Vulcan's last all-new building: the Special Products Division at 2625 Electronics Way, West Palm Beach, FL, which was completed and opened in 1967.  Afterwards some things changed along … Continue reading Those Aspirational Small Businesses