Numerical analysis of pile loading and pulling tests

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ConferenceProc. 4th Int. Conf. Numerical Methods in Geomechanics: 31 May 1982, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Pages825833; # of pages: 9
Subjectpiles; finite element method; loading tests; bearing capacity; friction; mechanical properties; pile resistance; skin friction; end bearing elements; finite element analysis; initial stress distribution; loading history; soil, pile materials' mechanical behaviour
AbstractPile resistance is composed of skin friction and end bearing. One method of determining the two components is to conduct loading and pulling tests and is based on the simple assumption that skin friction on the pile shaft remains unchanged in the two tests. The validity of such an assumption is studied using a finite element analysis. The paper describes the finite element formulation, which involves the use of joint elements to permit slippage at the soil-pile interface. The soil is characterized by nonlinear, inelastic behaviour. a parametric study is conducted to investigate the effects of initial stress distribution, loading history, and difference in mechanical behaviour of the soil and pile material. The practical implications are discussed.
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PublisherZ. Eisenstein, ed.
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number23266
NPARC number20378526
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