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LIST OF PUBLICATIONS RELATED TO PILING

1. Landmark Papers

Sonic pulse method of testing cast-in-site concrete piles
J. F. LEVY
Ground Engineering
1970
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Non-destructive integrity testing of bored piles by gamma ray scattering
Preiss & Caiserman
Ground Engineering, Vol. 8, May, pp. 44-46
1975
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Non-Destructive control of concrete piles (French)
PAQUET, J & BRIARD, M
ANN ITBTP, Issue Number: 337 (SOLS FOND 128), ISSN: 0020-2568
1976
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Continuity control of piles by dynamic vibrations (French)
Y. Venec & J. Menou
Bull.Liaison Labo. Routiers P.et C. Paris 44, Mars-Avril, pp. 103-112
1970
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2. Books

Piling in Rock
Amir, J.M
Balkema
Rotterdam 1986
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Integrity Testing (2nd edition)
Amir, J.M
web download
2015
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3. Papers

Pile Integrity Testing: History, Present Situation and Future Agenda
Amir, J.M
Proc. 3rd Bolivian Intl. Conf. Deep Foundations, pp. 17-32
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia 2017
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Modulus Of Elasticity In Deep Bored Piles
Amir, J.M & al
Intl Conf on Piling and Deep Foundations
Stockholm 2014
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New Possibilities For Quality Assurance Of Diaphragm Wall Joints
Niederleithinger, E. & al
Intl Conf on Piling and Deep Foundations
Stockholm 2014
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Testing of Bored Pile Inclination
Amir, J.M & Amir, E.I
The 9th International Conference on Testing and Design Methods for Deep Foundations
IS-Kanazawa 2012
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Inferring Pile Shape from Pulse-Echo Test Records by Evolutionary Algorithm
Amir, E.I & Amir, J.M
The 9th International Conference on Testing and Design Methods for Deep Foundations
IS-Kanazawa 2012
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Crosshole Sonic Logging Of Secant Pile Walls - a Feasibility Study
Niederleithinger, E. & Hübner, M. & Amir, J.M
Symposium On The Application Of Geophysics To Environmental And Engineering Problems (SAGEEP)
Keystone, Co. 2010
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Capabilities and Limitations of Cross Hole Ultrasonic Testing of Piles
Amir, J.M & Amir, E.I
Proc IFCEE
Orlando 2009
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Critical Comparison of Ultrasonic Pile Testing Standards
Amir, J.M & Amir, E.I
Proc. 8th Intl. Conf on Application of Stress Wave Theory to Piling
Lisbon 2008
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Statistical Analysis of a Large Number of PEM Tests on Piles
Amir, E.I & Amir, J.M
Proc. 8th Intl. Conf on Application of Stress Wave Theory to Piling
Lisbon 2008
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Acceptance Criteria For Bored Piles By Ultrasonic Testing
Amir, J.M & Amir, E.I & Felice, C.W
Proc. 7th Intl. Conf on Application of Stress Wave Theory to Piling
Kuala Lumpur 2004
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Single-Tube Ultrasonic Testing of Pile Integrity
Amir, J.M
ASCE Deep Foundation Congress, Vol 1 pp. 836-850
Orlando 2002
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Pile Testing Competitions - A Critical Review
Amir, J.M & Fellenius, B.H.
Proc 6th Intl. Conf on Application of Stress Wave Theory to Piling, pp. 313-317
Sao Paulo 2000
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Caveat Emptor or a Buyer's Guide to Integrity Testing
Amir, J.M
Proc DFI Annual Conf
Dearborn 1999
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Testing Piles With Virtual Instruments
Amir, E.I & Amir, J.M
Proc DFI 7th Intl Conf on Piling and Deep Foundations
Vienna 1998
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Recent Advances In Ultrasonic Pile Testing
Amir, E.I & Amir, J.M
Proc. 3rd Intl Geotechnical Seminar On Deep Foundation On Bored And Auger Piles
Ghent 1998
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A Review of Statnamic Literature 1989-1994
Amir, J.M
Proc. 1st. Intl Statnamic Seminar
Vancouver 1995
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A Lumped-Parameter Model for Statnamic Testing
Amir, J.M & Amir, E.I
Proc. 1st. Intl Statnamic Seminar, 1995
Vancouver 1995
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Quality Control at Pier NB-2
Komornik, A. & Amir, J.M
Proc. 5th Intl. Conf. DFI,
Bruges 1994
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Wave velocity in young concrete
Amir, J.M
Proc 3rd Intl Conf on Application of stress-wave theory to piles
Ottawa 1988
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Nonlinear analysis of piles in rock
Amir, J.M
Proc 11th Intl Conf SMFE
San Francisco 1985
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Interpretation of load tests on piles in rock
Amir, J.M
Proc 7th Asian Reg Cong. SMFE
Haifa 1983
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Piling in rock - construction aspects
Amir, J.M
Proc 7th Asian Reg Conf SMFE
Haifa 1983
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Experience with rock piles in Israel
Amir, J.M
Seminar on Engng Geology of Dolomite Areas
Pretoria 1981
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Analog model for piles in expansive clay
Amir, J.M & Sokolov, M.
Proc 4th Intl Conf on Expansive Soils
Denver 1980
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Finite element analysis of piles in expansive media
Amir, J.M & Sokolov, M.
J Geotech Div ASCE No. GT 7,
1976
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Effect of construction procedures on load- carrying capacity of single piles
Geffen, S.A. & Amir, J.M
Proc 4th Asian Reg Conf SMFE
Bangkok 1971
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4. Discussions

Discussion on "Reliability Evaluation of Cross-Hole Sonic Logging for Bored Pile Integrity" by D. Q. Li, L. M. Zhang, W. H. Tang
Amir, J.M
J Geotech Div ASCE, Vol 133 No. 3, 2007, pp. 342-343
2007
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Discussion on "Low Strain Integrity Testing of Piles: Three-Dimensional Effects" by Y.K. Chow, K.K. Phoon, W.F. Chow and K.Y. Wong
Amir, J.M
J Geotech Div ASCE, Vol 131 No. 2
2005
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Discussion on "Small strain sonic pile tests - the need for caution" by K.Y. Wong
Amir, J.M & Fellenius, B.H.
Ground Engineering Vol. 29 No.1
1996
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Discussion on "Design of socketed drilled shafts in Limestone" by M.C. McVay, F.C. Townsend & R.C. Williams
Amir, J.M
J Geotech Div ASCE No. 2
1994
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Discussion on "Bearing capacity of auger-cast piles in sand" by W.J. Neely
Amir, J.M
J Geotech Div ASCE No. 6
1992
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Discussion on "Shaft integrity by wave propagation method" by T.M. Hearne Jr. & K.H. Stokoe
Amir, J.M
J Geotech Div ASCE No. GT12
1983
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Discussion on "Analysis of piles in soils undergoing lateral movements" by H.G. Poulos
Amir, J.M & Rutenberg, A
J Geotech Div ASCE No. GT3
1974
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5. Technical Notes

PET - The Power of Averaging
Amir, E.I
Piletest Technical Notes
2017
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Introducing "Effective Area" calculations in 3D tomography horizontal slices
Amir, E.I
Piletest Technical Notes
2017
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Automatic Gain Control in Crosshole sonic logging
Amir, E.I
Piletest Technical Notes
2016
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Determining First Arrival Time and Wave Speed in Crossshole Ultrasonic (CSL)
Amir, E.I
Piletest Technical Notes
2016
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Relative Energy in Cross-Hole Ultrasonic (CSL)
Amir, E.I
Piletest Technical Notes
2016
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Case histories

An end-to-end pile repair case

Found by CHUM


A reflection at 1.7m is found by PET, also clearly seen in the FFT curve

A hairline crack on one side

The naked truth

 

Augered cast pile - under highway bridge, 1.2m diameter, 45m deep

A clear defect at 2.3m found by CHUM


Design

Do you want to have the piles in your project tested, but not sure how to specify this in your reports?

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For smaller piles / smaller load - Pulse Echo Method (using PET)

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For critical / larger piles / larger load - Crosshole sonic logging (CSL)

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Specifications in Spanish, thanks to CFT & assoc

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Test

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S.O.S. services

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