Analysis of laterally loaded piles in a two-layered elastic medium

C. C. Yang, San Shyan Lin, C. H. Juang, Wei F. Lee

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An analytical procedure for analysis of laterally loaded piles in a two-layered elastic soil system is proposed. The procedure uses the variational method to obtain the governing differential equation of the pile and soil system. The important foundation properties are quantified through one interaction parameter γ for the soil layers. The γ -parameter controls the stress decay in the soil away from the pile. Either free or fixed pile head conditions may be considered. The results obtained using the proposed method are compared with experimental and theoretical results obtained by other investigators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-94
Number of pages15
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Issue number116 I
StatePublished - 2002
EventDeep Foundations Congress 2002 - International Perspective on Theory, Design, Construction, and Performance_ - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 14 Feb 200216 Feb 2002


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