Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

In this study, a numerical method for soil-pile interaction problems in multi-layered half-plane is developed in frequency domain using FE-BE coupling technique. The soil-pile interaction system is divided into two parts, so-called near field and far field. In the near field, beam elements are used for modeling pile and plane-strain finite elements for surrounding soil media. Also, a superstructure is considered as a lumped mass on a pile. In the far field, layered soil media is modeled by boundary element formulation using the dynamic fundamental solution. Then, these two fields are assembled using FE-BE coupling technique. This coupled numerical method automatically satisfies the radiation conditions because the far field boundary element formulation can handle the radiation conditions in a half plane. Additionally, the difference of relative displacement at the interface between soil and pile is considered by applying interface spring elements. In order to verify the proposed method for soil-pile interaction system, the dynamic responses of a pile in a multi-layered half-plane are performed and the numerical results are compared with the measured values from experiments. It is shown that the developed method can be an efficient numerical tool to solve the dynamic response of a pile buried in a multi-layered half plane.

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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Soil-Pile Interaction Analysis using FE-BE Coupling in Frequency Domain

San Diego, California

In this study, a numerical method for soil-pile interaction problems in multi-layered half-plane is developed in frequency domain using FE-BE coupling technique. The soil-pile interaction system is divided into two parts, so-called near field and far field. In the near field, beam elements are used for modeling pile and plane-strain finite elements for surrounding soil media. Also, a superstructure is considered as a lumped mass on a pile. In the far field, layered soil media is modeled by boundary element formulation using the dynamic fundamental solution. Then, these two fields are assembled using FE-BE coupling technique. This coupled numerical method automatically satisfies the radiation conditions because the far field boundary element formulation can handle the radiation conditions in a half plane. Additionally, the difference of relative displacement at the interface between soil and pile is considered by applying interface spring elements. In order to verify the proposed method for soil-pile interaction system, the dynamic responses of a pile in a multi-layered half-plane are performed and the numerical results are compared with the measured values from experiments. It is shown that the developed method can be an efficient numerical tool to solve the dynamic response of a pile buried in a multi-layered half plane.