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Simulating pile load-settlement behavior from CPT data using intelligent computing

I. Alkroosh / H. Nikraz
Published Online: 2011-07-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s13531-011-0029-2


Analysis of pile load-settlement behavior is a complex problem due to the participation of many factors involved. This paper presents a new procedure based on artificial neural networks (ANNs) for simulating the load-settlement behavior of pile foundations embedded in sand and mixed soils (subjected to axial loads). Three ANN models have been developed, a model for bored piles and two other models for driven piles (a model for each of concrete and steel piles). The data used for development of the ANN models is collected from the literature and comprise a series of in-situ piles load tests as well as cone penetration test (CPT) results. The data of each model is divided into two subsets: Training set for model calibration and independent validation set for model verification. Predictions from the ANN models are compared with the results of experimental data and with predictions of number of currently adopted load-transfer methods. Statistical analysis is used to verify the performance of the models. The results indicate that the ANN model performs very well and able to predict the pile load-settlement behaviour accurately.

Keywords: Prediction; Pile load-settlement model; Artificial neural networks

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Published Online: 2011-07-22

Published in Print: 2011-09-01

Citation Information: Open Engineering, Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 295–305, ISSN (Online) 2391-5439, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s13531-011-0029-2.

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