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Time-Dependent Behavior of Piles under Combined Loadings

Mohd Raihan Taha, Qassun S. Mohammed Shafiqu, Zamri H. Chik and Jasim M. Abbas


This study investigates time-dependent lateral response of piles in elastoplastic soils under combined axial and lateral loadings. Mohr Coulomb model representing the soil and the finite element formulation were described and verified. The transient analysis of pile problem was then carried out and the results of the analysis were presented which demonstrate the effects of the consolidation process on the lateral response of the pile under combined loadings. Lower vertical to horizontal load ratio gives lower differences in deformations with time and becomes more significant with increasing load ratio. Also lateral soil pressure and shear stress in soil increased with time and depth but in a rate lowered as the load ratio decreased.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 6 No. 3, 2009, 407-413


Submitted On: 23 June 2008 Published On: 31 March 2009

How to Cite: Taha, M. R., Shafiqu, Q. S. M., Chik, Z. H. & Abbas, J. M. (2009). Time-Dependent Behavior of Piles under Combined Loadings. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 6(3), 407-413.

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  • Pile
  • consolidation
  • combined load
  • lateral response
  • finite element method