Soil–pile interaction of pile embedded in deep-layered marine sediment under seismic excitation

Peiris, Thanuja Pubudini, Thambiratnam, David, Perera, Nimal, & Gallage, Chaminda (2014) Soil–pile interaction of pile embedded in deep-layered marine sediment under seismic excitation. Structural Engineering International, 24(4), pp. 521-531.

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Abstract

This paper investigates the soil–pile interaction of a pile embedded in a deep multi-layered soil under seismic excitation considering both kinematic and inertial interaction effects. A comprehensive three-dimensional finite element model is developed and validated using existing results in the literature. The response of the pile in the deep multi-layered soil profile is investigated with respect to pile head response, deflection modes and maximum deflections along the pile. Results show that the pile exhibits complex deflection patterns and that the pile response is influenced by the properties of both the soil profile and the seismic excitation. It is also evident that kinematic interaction effects have a greater influence on the pile response than the inertial interaction effects.

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ID Code: 79885
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Soil-pile Interaction, Seismic Excitation, Multi-layered Soil, Kinematic and Inertial Interactions, Finite Element Method
DOI: 10.2749/101686614X13854694314720
ISSN: 1683-0350
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 07 Jan 2015 23:58
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2015 18:48

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