Effects of Liquefaction on Lateral Pile Responses

by T. Kagawa, Wayne State Univ, Detroit, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Piles Under Dynamic Loads


The potential significance of the impact of liquefaction on the dynamic response of pile foundations has been studied through a numerical study. Results of this study demonstrated that due to liquefaction the pile-head acceleration may be amplified or it may be attenuated; pile-head displacement and pile moment will be greatly amplified in most cases; and the depth where the maximum pile moment occurs increases significantly.

Subject Headings: Soil liquefaction | Piles | Numerical analysis | Soil-pile interaction | Soil-structure interaction | Earthquakes

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