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he 10th Stress Wave Conference is dedicated to all testing applications for deep foundations.

 

On behalf of the Editorial Committee, you are cordially invited to submit abstracts of 250 to 300 words for the following themes:

 

WAVE MECHANICS

PILE INSTALLATION MONITORING

DYNAMIC PILE ANALYSIS AND TESTING

DESIGN CODES, STANDARDS AND RELIABILITY

RAPID TESTING

QUALITY CONTROL AND INTEGRITY TESTING

STATIC TESTING

CASE HISTORIES

 

Examples of Specific Topics:

 

  1. Wave mechanics applications to foundations
  2. High strain dynamic testing
  3. Low strain integrity testing
  4. Rapid load test
  5. Vibration monitoring due to dynamic effects - theory and measurements
  6. Axial compression, tension, and bidirectional load tests
  7. Soil-structure interaction from dynamic and static testing
  8. Lateral testing
  9. Vibratory analysis and monitoring of piles and sheet piles
  10. Simulations of pile penetration during installation
  11. Quality assurance of driven and drilled deep foundations
  12. Pile driving equipment
  13. Pile testing and monitoring equipment
  14. Design codes for testing of deep foundations
  15. Probability-based design for testing of deep foundations
  16. Case studies of driven and drilled deep foundations testing, for design and construction quality control

 

Abstracts and manuscripts will follow ASTM guidelines and review process.

Abstract submittal: ASTM STP (Selected Technical Paper)

The official language of the conference is English.

 

ABSTRACT SUBMITTAL

To participate in the conference, presenters/authors must submit online the Abstract Submittal Form and attach a 250-300 word preliminary abstract no later than April 30, 2015. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database system, please email hsparks@astm.org stating that your abstract was submitted.

 

The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this conference. Conference Co-Chairmen will notify you via e-mail by April 30, 2015 of your papers acceptability for presentation at the conference. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the presenter/author will be requested to submit a final camera-ready abstract several months before the conference.

 

PUBLICATION

Conference presenters are required to submit their papers to the Selected Technical Paper (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors instructions via email only. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than September 1, 2015 at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost.

 

ASTM publishes individual paper(s) in the online STP as they are finalized. ASTM also publishes a printed book as a Selected Technical Papers (STP), which will be provided as part of the conference registration. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

 

TECHNICAL CHAIR CONTACT INFORMATION

Additional information about the conference is available from Conference Co-Chairmen:

 

Samuel Paikowsky, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA , 01854 E-mail: Sam@GeoDynamica.com, Tel: 978.934.2277

Paul Bullock, Loadtest Inc., Gainesville, FL, E-mail: pjbullock.msb@cox.ne, Tel: 352-378-3717