Group Effect in the Case of Downdragby Jean-Louis Briaud, Texas A&M Univ, Coll Station, United States,
Sangseom Jeong, Texas A&M Univ, Coll Station, United States,
Randy Bush, Texas A&M Univ, Coll Station, United States,
Abstract: A summary of the various techniques available to calculate downdrag forces on pile groups is presented. In light of all these existing techniques, a simplified method is recommended. An example is worked out to compare the results obtained with each method. Experimental data is presented and the results of a numerical simulation are highlighted.
Subject Headings: Numerical models | Computer models | Pile groups | Case studies | Soil classification
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