Modelling and assessment of a single pile subjected to Lateral Load

Jasim M. Abbas, Zamri Chik, Mohd. Raihan Taha

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A three-dimensional finite element technique was used to analyse single pile lateral response subjected to pure lateral load. The main objective of this study is to assess the influence of the pile slenderness ratio on the lateral behaviour of single pile. The lateral single pile response in this assessment considered both lateral pile displacement and lateral soil resistance. As a result, modified p-y curves for lateral single pile response were improved when taking into account the influence lateral load magnitudes, pile cross sectional shape and flexural rigidity of the pile. The finite element method includes linear elastic, Mohr-Coulomb and 16-nodes interface models to represent the pile behaviour, soil performance and interface element, respectively. It can be concluded that the lateral pile deformation and lateral soil resistance because of the lateral load are always influenced by lateral load intensity and soil type as well as a pile slenderness ratio (L/D). The pile under an intermediate and large amount of loading (in case of cohesionless soil) has more resistance (low lateral displacement) than the pile embedded on the cohesion soil. In addition, it can be observed that the square-shaped pile is able to resist the load by about 30% more than the circular pile. On the other hand, pile in cohesionless soil was less affected by the change in EI compared with that in cohesive soil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-78
Number of pages14
JournalStudia Geotechnica et Mechanica
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018

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Keywords

  • 3D FE analysis
  • flexural rigidity
  • lateral response
  • piles
  • slenderness ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computers in Earth Sciences

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Modelling and assessment of a single pile subjected to Lateral Load. / Abbas, Jasim M.; Chik, Zamri; Taha, Mohd. Raihan.

In: Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica, Vol. 40, No. 1, 01.03.2018, p. 65-78.

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