Journal article
Numerical study on the bearing behaviour of pile groups subjected to lateral pressure due to soil movements.



Publication Details
Authors:
Reul, O.; Bauer, J.; Niemann, C.
Publication year:
2014
Journal:
Geotechnical Engineering
Pages range:
106-114
Volume number:
45
ISSN:
0046-5828

Abstract
In soft soil layers vertical piles are frequently loaded laterally by horizontal soil movements caused by eccentric loading orunloading of the ground surface around the piles. In the course of the construction process of a steel mill a large scale test was carried out toinvestigate the influence of a storage for steel slabs on the pile foundation of a neighbouring bridge crane. In the scope of this paper theresults of the measurements carried out during the large scale test are compared with three dimensional, coupled pore pressure-displacementfinite element analyses investigating the influence of a thin stiff layer within a deposit of soft soil and the roughness of the pile-soil interfaceon the lateral pressure acting on the piles.

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