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Hydraulic Resistance of Steel Sheet Pile Joints

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Hydraulic Resistance of Steel Sheet Pile Joints

Steel sheet pile joints are investigated to determine their permeability behavior. A suitable definition is obtained for the permeability. A testing rig is described and tests on 10 different joint filler materials are reported. The results show significant time-dependent and joint-dependent features. These are explored and conclusions on both water swelling and bituminous materials are noted. A case study gives a design example as well as suggestions on how a safety factor can be implemented.

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By JB Sellmeijer, JPAE Cools, J Decker and WJ Post

JD Fields Construction Group

JD Fields Construction Group

Prior to founding J D Fields & Company, Jerry Fields gained decades of experience in construction products and piling applications managing equipment rentals, material sales, and product operations. Coupled with his oil and gas experience, Jerry built a rock solid foundation of industry knowledge and relationships that allowed him and his partners to start the company in 1985. Incorporated in Houston, Texas, JDF quickly diversified into multiple construction markets and applications. Today, it is a premiere international source for natural gas pipe and piling products. Strategically positioned at the Port of Houston corridor, our flagship stocking facility has 40 acres of laydown area with steel processing and fabrication capabilities. We carry more than 50,000 tons of pipe and piling inventory throughout the states to serve North America, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and other international markets.