Driving piles in the ground generates vibrations that can damage existing equipment and structures and cause disruption to people and activities positioned in the vicinity. The difficulty of predicting these vibrations in many cases limits the applicability of the method, with harmful technical and economic effects. The present project aims to develop, implement and explore a global numerical model for prediction and mitigation of vibrations inside buildings due to pile driving operations. The project provides for the validation of this model by comparing its results with those measured in field experiments, developed specifically within the scope of the project. These small and full scale experiments will also enable a deeper understanding of the complex phenomena associated with the generation and propagation of vibrations caused by pile driving. The research team has consolidated experience in the study of vibrations caused by human activities.



Instituição Financiadora

FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia


P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Copromoção

Orçamento Global

238.558,51 €


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