Generalized Solutions for Laterally Loaded Piles

by H. Matlock,
L.C. Reese,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 5, Pg. 63-94

Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Determination of nonlinear force-deformation characteristics of soil may be done by repeated application of elastic theory; soil modulus constants are adjusted for each successive trial until satisfactory compatibility is obtained in structure-pile-soil system; equations and methods of computations are given for elastic- and rigid-pile theory; design recommendations.

Subject Headings: Soil modulus | Elastic analysis | Lateral loads | Nonlinear analysis | Soil deformation | Elasticity | Structural systems |

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