Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-11-1991

Session End Date

3-15-1991

Abstract

The pile-driving process is analysed using the dynamic finite element program SATURN. The soil is modelled as a two-phase (skeleton and water) axi-symmetric continuum. The elasto-plastic behaviour of the skeleton is considered. Energy dissipation due to radiation, plastic deformation and water-skeleton friction is taken into account. The importance of permeability of the soil, its strength and its dilatancy are outlined. The soil resistance under the toe is strongly influenced by the low compressibility of the water. The results of the simulations show that the non-linear soil behaviour around the pile toe cannot be simulated satisfactorily using a single phase material. The influence of permeability cannot be neglected.

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 Driving Analysis: Two-Phase Finite Element Approach

St. Louis, Missouri

The pile-driving process is analysed using the dynamic finite element program SATURN. The soil is modelled as a two-phase (skeleton and water) axi-symmetric continuum. The elasto-plastic behaviour of the skeleton is considered. Energy dissipation due to radiation, plastic deformation and water-skeleton friction is taken into account. The importance of permeability of the soil, its strength and its dilatancy are outlined. The soil resistance under the toe is strongly influenced by the low compressibility of the water. The results of the simulations show that the non-linear soil behaviour around the pile toe cannot be simulated satisfactorily using a single phase material. The influence of permeability cannot be neglected.