Analysis of single and group of piles subjected to lateral load using finite element method

Krishnamoorthy, K. J. Sharma

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Abstract

Load carrying capacity and load deformation behaviour of a single pile and group of piles subjected to lateral load is obtained using nonlinear finite element method of analysis. In finite element analysis the soil is modeled using eight noded brick elements, pile is modeled using two noded frame elements and pile cap is modeled using plate bending elements. A hypoelasticity constitutive model is used to model the behaviour of soil. The analysis is used to study the load versus displacement behaviour of a single and group of piles subjected to lateral load. The effect of spacing of piles on load deformation behaviour of a group of pile is also studied. It is concluded that the load carrying capacity of each pile in a group is less than the load carrying capacity of a single pile. Further, as the spacing of piles in a group increases, the load carrying capacity of each pile in a group also increases and deformation of the pile decreases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008
Pages3111-3116
Number of pages6
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008 - Goa, India
Duration: 01-10-200806-10-2008

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008
CountryIndia
CityGoa
Period01-10-0806-10-08

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Applied Mathematics

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Krishnamoorthy, & Sharma, K. J. (2008). Analysis of single and group of piles subjected to lateral load using finite element method. In 12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008 (Vol. 4, pp. 3111-3116)