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Helical Pile Shake Table Testing Video is a

** Must See **

April, 2016

by Bill Bonekemper

If seeing remarkable close up video of how loaded helical piles perform during seismic events magnitude 6.7 (Northridge, CA 1994) and magnitude 7.3 (Kobe, Japan 1995) is important to you, your company or your university, then you must see Dr. Amy Cerato’s presentation at DFI’s SuperPile‘16 on June 8 in Chicago. The video Dr. Cerato and her team captured during the (29) shake table tests is not only a first-of-its-kind, but the footage seen during the shake tests provides compelling feedback on how loaded helical piles react to the seismic forces applied by the University of California San Diego shake table.  If the estimated thirty million data points gathered during the tests statistically support what the video reveals, helical piles could be well on their way to becoming a highly recommended deep foundation in high seismic regions in the United States.

In addition to the compelling video footage, Dr. Cerato will be providing information about the current state of seismic design for deep foundations in the U.S. and compare our code to how countries such as New Zealand and Japan design deep foundations.  Currently, New Zealand and Japan use helical piles throughout their very seismically active countries with great success.  

Dr. Cerato’s thirty minute talk is during the plenary session on Wednesday, June 8th from 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on the main stage. So don’t miss this opportunity, and click the SuperPile’16 logo below to learn more about the conference and how to register.