Time-Dependent Behavior of Piles under Combined Loadings
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.
Copyright: © 2009 Mohd Raihan Taha, Qassun S. Mohammed Shafiqu, Zamri H. Chik and Jasim M. Abbas. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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- combined load
- lateral response
- finite element method