A finite element method of analysing a granular pile has been presented in which a limiting pile-soil interface strength can be specified. Both the pile and soil are treated as elasto-plastic materials. The soil is taken to be purely cohesive while the pile is treated as a purely frictional dilatant material which does not necessarily obey an associated flow law. The theoretical results indicate that the use of granular piles as a method of soil stabilization results in significant improvement in the load settlement behaviour of a foundation. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Sydney

    School of Civil Engineering, Parramatta Road
    Sydney, New South Wales  Australia  2006
  • Authors:
    • Balaam, N P
    • BOOKER, J R
    • POULOS, H G
  • Publication Date: 1976-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. R295 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM