Seismic strain wedge model to analyse single piles under lateral seismic loading

Australian Geomechanics Society
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Australian Geomechanics Journal, 2011, 46 (1), pp. 31 - 41
Issue Date:
Full metadata record
Files in This Item:
Filename Description SizeFormat
2010002439OK.pdf2.62 MBAdobe PDF
One of the most effective methods of analysing a single pile and pile groups under lateral loading is Strain Wedge Model (SWM). SWM has a number of advantages in comparison with traditional p-y curves, but this model could traditionally only be used to analyse piles under monotonic loads. In the present paper, SWM has been modified to consider dynamic lateral loading. Based on this new method, called Seismic Strain Wedge Model (SSWM), a computer code has been developed for lateral analysis of piles. Using this computer code, some case studies have been analysed and the results show good agreement with test data. This paper introduces SSWM as a simple and powerful solution to analyse piles under lateral seismic loading.
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: