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A Soil Foundation Interaction Model for the Analysis of Pile Group Behaviour

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This article presents a method for evaluating the distribution of the external loads within a pile group. The model is based on the imposition of the rotation compatibility condition between the pile cap and the piles heads. It includes the soil-foundation interaction which depends, in turn, on two main parameters. The result is a set of clear formulas similar to those provided by the statically-determinate method. Finally, a parametric analysis shows the correlation, by means of an interaction domain, between the axial forces and the bending moments in the pile heads as a function of the lateral loads.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2749/101686602777965649

Publication date: February 1, 2002

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