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Acoustics During the Vibratory Pile Driving of Sheet Piles: Measurement Conditions and Key Parameters of the Noise Generation

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This paper studies the sound generation during the vibratory pile driving of double sheet piles for different crosssections with the aims to give guidelines how to make high-quality acoustic measurements and to find the key parameters of this noise generation. These objectives are reached by studying the assumed hypotheses when performing the acoustic measurements and by using a beamforming system; details about the vibratory pile driving are also given to obtain reproducible and representative measurements. The experiment results confirm some previously presented hypotheses and show two key parameters involved in the sound generation: the space between the welds of the common interlock of a double sheet pile and the wall height above the soil of a neighbouring wall.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2010

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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