Alasdair’s Engineering Pages © A. N. Beal 2016 www.anbeal.co.uk
The BSP pile driving formula was empirically derived for the design of bottom-
The paper by Cornfield which described the derivation of the formula and presented a comparison with test results is reproduced here.
These are reproduced here by kind permission of BSP International Foundations Ltd
Although dynamic pile driving formulae give a less accurate assessment of pile capacity than geotechnical design in accordance with BS8004, they are still widely used. However current codes of practice no longer give details. BS8004’s predecessor, CP4 gave detailed recommendations for application of the Hiley formula for top-
Notes on the state of the art of foundation design, piling and underpinning with advice on techniques and details of problems and issues to engineers need to be aware of.