Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

The lateral dynamic response of a single pile predicted by analytical models often yields higher natural frequencies and lower resonant amplitudes than those determined in field tests. This has been related to overestimated soil’s shear modulus and radiation damping used in the calculations of the response. The objective of this study was to determine a simple method to improve the theoretical predictions, primarily those of piles embedded in clay or fine silty sands. Accordingly, reduction factors to the soil’s shear modulus and radiation damping were proposed. These factors were related to the shear strain at predicted peak amplitudes.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-26-2001

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2001 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Prediction of Lateral Dynamic Response of Single Piles Embedded in Fine Soils

San Diego, California

The lateral dynamic response of a single pile predicted by analytical models often yields higher natural frequencies and lower resonant amplitudes than those determined in field tests. This has been related to overestimated soil’s shear modulus and radiation damping used in the calculations of the response. The objective of this study was to determine a simple method to improve the theoretical predictions, primarily those of piles embedded in clay or fine silty sands. Accordingly, reduction factors to the soil’s shear modulus and radiation damping were proposed. These factors were related to the shear strain at predicted peak amplitudes.