An Experimental Investigation into Pile Group-Layered Soil Interaction
An interaction analysis of an axially loaded single pile and pile group with and without a pile cap in a layered soil medium has been investigated using the two-dimensional photoelastic method. A study of the pile or pile group behaviour has been made, varying the pile cap thickness as well as the embedded length of the pile in the hard stratum. The shear stress distribution along the pile-soil interface, non-dimensionalized settlement values of the single pile and the interaction factor for the pile group have been presented. Wherever possible, the results of the present analysis have been compared with available numerical solutions.
K. Chandrashekhara et al., "An Experimental Investigation into Pile Group-Layered Soil Interaction," Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, SAGE Publications, Jan 1996.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/03093247V315371
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Pile-Soil Interaction; Interaction Factor; Photoelasticity; Stress Analysis
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