Work tasks WP 1:

  • Field instrumentation and data collection from older and on-going projects to document the effects of improved
  • methods for drilling of tie-back anchors and foundation piles.
  • Laboratory investigations on soil specimens to evaluate the settlements due to the disturbance from drilling.
  • Model-tests in laboratory to evaluate the effects of drilling procedures and ground conditions.
  • Numerical simulations of the effects of disturbance, drainage and erosion to verify the reliability of the models
  • to predict the empirical results.
  • New guidelines on pile and anchor drilling to prevent damage.