DrivenPiles is a program for determining ultimate vertical static pile capacities.

From the original author of the FHWA DRIVEN program.

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The Next Generation of FHWA DRIVEN

Features the same computational methods and capabilities of DRIVEN, with important enhancements.

  • A fresh, sustainable start, where ongoing feature updates and maintenance are a priority.
  • Backwards compatibility with the DRIVEN software and file formats.
  • Runs on both 32 and 64 bit Windows; including Windows 7, 8.0, 8.1, and 10.
  • Update to the Overlying Sands & Gravels model; now extends to at least a depth of 40b regardless of the number of Cohesive soil layers.
  • Input & results in English or SI units, including ability to switch between unit systems.
  • Improved input user interface.
  • Improved error/warning feedback mechanism.
  • Improved soil profile data entry.
  • Expanded set of H-Piles.
  • Support for custom H-Pile Dimensions.
  • Ability to define custom adhesion relationships.

Data Entry Features

  • Projects

    The project overview includes general information about the project, including which unit system to use. Below the Project Overview is a section where the details of the project are entered: Soil Profile, Water Tables, Soft & Scourable Soils, and Pile type.

    Project Overview screenshot
  • Cohesionless SPT Blow Counts

    SPT blow counts for cohesionless (sandy) soils may be entered; separate values for Skin Friction and End Bearing. From this data, DrivenPiles computes the Internal Friction Angle.

    SPT Blow Counts screenshot
  • Water Tables

    Water tables at time of drilling, driving, and design may be entered.

    Water Tables screenshot
  • Soft Compressible and Scourable Soils

    DrivenPiles provides options for Soft Compressible soils and Scourable (short and long term) soils.

    Soils screenshot
  • Pile Selection

    DrivenPiles supports many different piles types.

    Pile Selection screenshot

Results and Reports

  • Graphical Presentation

    Results can be viewed in graphical form. The graphs can be zoomed/panned and copied to the clipboard for use in a report.

    Results Graph screenshot
  • Tabular Presentation

    Results can be viewed in a tabular form. The results include overall skin friction, end bearing, and total capacity. Additionally, other tabs provide detailed insight into the skin friction and end bearing computation. Any of the tabular results can be copied and pasted into other applications for additional analysis or use in reporting.

    Results Table screenshot
  • Custom Reporting

    DrivenPiles provides a customizable report generation capability. Individual sections can be selected for inclusion in an MS Excel or PDF generated report, including the graphs.

    Custom Reports screenshot
  • Custom Relationships

    Create custom adhesion relationships and use them in your projects. This capability also allows for the visualization of the existing and custom defined adhesion relationships in both tabular and graphical form.

    Custom Relationships screenshot
  • Driveability Export

    DrivenPiles can generate a GRLWEAP Driveabilty file (gwi) for use in the GRLWEAP Software.

    Driveability Export screenshot

Used in academic courses by the following universities:

  • Auburn
  • Gonzaga
  • Lawrence Technical University
  • Louisiana Tech
  • Montana Tech
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • New Mexico State University
  • New York University
  • Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Purdue
  • San Diego State University
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas Arlington
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • Utah State University