Analysis of Load Distribution in the Piles of Piersby M. A. Gouda,
Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 2, Pg. 93-116
Document Type: Journal Paper
Determination of the forces in piles of piers or a group of piles under the action of vertical, horizontal, and bending moment forces is outlined. By use of simplified assumptions and pile displacement, a method is developed for the analysis of load distribution on piles. In a symmetrical pile group, forces are directly calculated, while in an unsymmetrical group the system is first treated as a symmetrical group and then by successive approximations (similar to moment-distribution methods) the forces are determined. A more exact solution for the problem is arrived at by considering the elastic deformation of piles together with the deck.
Subject Headings: Load distribution | Piles | Load factors | Piers | Symmetry | Moment (mechanics) | Pile groups | Displacement (mechanics)
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