Volume 4, Issue 2, January 2010
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Inelastic Response of Extended Pile Shafts in Laterally Spreading Ground During Earthquakes
Article Type: Award Paper
Khosravifar, A. & Boulanger, R.
The seismic design of extended pile shafts for the combined effects of dynamic shaking and liquefaction-induced lateral spreading is investigated using nonlinear dynamic finite element analyses (NDA). Results of NDA parameter studies are used to illustrate how inertia and lateral spreading loads combine during shaking. The NDA results are used to evaluate equivalent static analysis (ESA) methods. Implications for design practice are discussed.
pile, bridge, liquefaction, lateral spreading