Q

Can battered (inclined, raked) piles be dynamically tested with the Pile Driving Analyzer® (PDA)? What is the difference in the procedure compared with vertical piles?

A

Battered (inclined, raked) piles can be dynamically tested with the PDA, and there is no practical difference in procedure. Just make sure that the gages are installed in an axial orientation, that is, that they are aligned with the pile.