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Influence of Installation Effects on Pile Bearing Capacity in Cohesive Soils – Large Deformation Analysis Via Finite Element Method

Jakub Konkol
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Published Online: 2017-05-17 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sgem-2017-0003


In this paper, the whole process of pile construction and performance during loading is modelled via large deformation finite element methods such as Coupled Eulerian Lagrangian (CEL) and Updated Lagrangian (UL). Numerical study consists of installation process, consolidation phase and following pile static load test (SLT). The Poznań site is chosen as the reference location for the numerical analysis, where series of pile SLTs have been performed in highly overconsolidated clay (OCR ≈ 12). The results of numerical analysis are compared with corresponding field tests and with so-called “wish-in-place” numerical model of pile, where no installation effects are taken into account. The advantages of using large deformation numerical analysis are presented and its application to the pile designing is shown.

Keywords: Coupled Lagrangian Eulerian; installation effects; static load test; Updated Lagrangian


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Published Online: 2017-05-17

Published in Print: 2017-03-28

Citation Information: Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica, Volume 39, Issue 1, Pages 27–38, ISSN (Online) 2083-831X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sgem-2017-0003.

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