LATERAL LOAD ANALYSIS OF SINGLE PILES AND DRILLED SHAFTS

The p-y method of analysis is used commonly in the design of deep foundations subjected to lateral loads. The p-y method of analysis models nonlinear behavior. In this paper, the authors describe the characteristic load method (CLM), which is simpler than p-y analyses, but closely approximates p-y analysis results. CLM uses dimensional analysis to characterize the nonlinear behavior of laterally loaded piles and drilled shafts by means of relationships among dimensionless variables. While CLM is simple enough to perform manually, it can be adapted for computer use. Lateral deflections and maximum bending moments calculated using CLM have been found to be in good agreement with values measured in field load tests.

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  • English

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1018-33
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  • Accession Number: 00663041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1994 12:00AM