Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

The problem of dynamic pile-soil interaction and its modeling through the concept of a Dynamic Winkler Foundation are revisited. It is shown that depth-dependent Winkler springs and dashpots, obtained by dividing the complex-valued soil shear tractions and the corresponding displacements along the pile, may faithfully describe pile-soil interaction, contrary to common perception that the Winkler model is always approximate. A theoretical wave model is then derived for analyzing the response of axially loaded endbearing piles embedded in a homogeneous viscoelastic soil medium. Closed-form solutions are obtained for: (i) the displacement field in the soil and along the pile; (ii) the impedance coefficients (stiffness and damping) at the pile head; (iii) the depth-dependent Winkler moduli along the pile; (iv) the average, depth-independent, Winkler moduli to match the impedance coefficient at the pile head. Results are presented in terms of dimensionless graphs and charts that highlight the salient features of the problem. The predictions of the model compare favorably with established solutions from the literature, while new results are presented.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Dynamic Winkler Modulus for Axially Loaded End-Bearing Piles

San Diego, California

The problem of dynamic pile-soil interaction and its modeling through the concept of a Dynamic Winkler Foundation are revisited. It is shown that depth-dependent Winkler springs and dashpots, obtained by dividing the complex-valued soil shear tractions and the corresponding displacements along the pile, may faithfully describe pile-soil interaction, contrary to common perception that the Winkler model is always approximate. A theoretical wave model is then derived for analyzing the response of axially loaded endbearing piles embedded in a homogeneous viscoelastic soil medium. Closed-form solutions are obtained for: (i) the displacement field in the soil and along the pile; (ii) the impedance coefficients (stiffness and damping) at the pile head; (iii) the depth-dependent Winkler moduli along the pile; (iv) the average, depth-independent, Winkler moduli to match the impedance coefficient at the pile head. Results are presented in terms of dimensionless graphs and charts that highlight the salient features of the problem. The predictions of the model compare favorably with established solutions from the literature, while new results are presented.