Thursday, June 27, 1:00-3:00 pm EST
This webinar provides a general overview of a non-destructive testing method using temperature measurements for drilled or bored deep foundation elements. This innovation in testing gives owners and designers a new tool for assessing the integrity of drilled shafts or continuous flight auger (CFA) piles using the heat generated by the curing cement.
The presenters will discuss the advantages and limitations of common non-destructive tests including Crosshole Sonic Logging (CSL) and Gamma-Gamma Logging (GGL); the principles of integrity testing using temperature measurements and procedures for profiling foundation elements; and present some case histories from State Highway Agencies where thermal integrity profiling has been evaluated.
- Garland Likins, P.E., President of Pile Dynamics, Inc. Mr. Likins directs the research and development of transducers, real time processing equipment, and software analysis programs for deep foundations. He has a BS and an MS in Civil Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Likins is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society for Testing and Materials, the Deep Foundations Institute, the Pile Driving Contractors Association, APTLY, and International Association of Foundation Drilling. He is a frequent lecturer and has more than 100 papers published in journals and conference proceedings. Mr. Likins is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio.
- George Piscsalkso, Vice President and Chief Electrical Engineer for Pile Dynamics, Inc. Mr. Piscsalko is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Ohio, Michigan, and New Jersey. He has 29 years of experience in designing test equipment for the deep foundation industry. Mr. Piscsalko has been involved in the design and development of foundation test equipment including the Pile Driving Analyzer® (PDA) system, Pile Integrity Tester (PIT), Cross Hole Analyzer (CHA), Thermal Integrity Profiler (TIP) for drilled shafts, and augered cast in place (ACIP) piles, as well as the Pile Installation Recorder (PIR) for ACIP piles. Mr. Piscsalko holds two U.S. Patents for the design of the Remote Pile Driving Analyzer and for the Thermal Wire® cables used with the TIP.
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