Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-11-1991

Session End Date

3-15-1991

Abstract

This paper deals with stiffnesses of pile groups based on single pile stiffness as worked out by Novak and Sharnouby (1983) using dynamic analysis. The interaction factors between two neighboring piles are used as those derived by Poulos (1971) statically but assumed to hold under dynamic situation at low frequencies such as involved in earthquakes. Pile groups of 4 to 32 piles in single circular ring and up to 60 piles in multiple rings as used under raft foundations of circular chimneys and overhead water tanks are accordingly analysed. It is found that the stiffness of the group is much less than the vector sum of individual pile stiffness, the reduction factor being quite different for vertical and horizontal translational stiffnesses and the rotational stiffness of the group.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-11-1991

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1991 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Pile Group Stiffness for Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction

St. Louis, Missouri

This paper deals with stiffnesses of pile groups based on single pile stiffness as worked out by Novak and Sharnouby (1983) using dynamic analysis. The interaction factors between two neighboring piles are used as those derived by Poulos (1971) statically but assumed to hold under dynamic situation at low frequencies such as involved in earthquakes. Pile groups of 4 to 32 piles in single circular ring and up to 60 piles in multiple rings as used under raft foundations of circular chimneys and overhead water tanks are accordingly analysed. It is found that the stiffness of the group is much less than the vector sum of individual pile stiffness, the reduction factor being quite different for vertical and horizontal translational stiffnesses and the rotational stiffness of the group.