American Society of Civil Engineers

Laterally Loaded Pile Design

by Robert L. Sogge, M.ASCE, (Principal Consulting Geotechnical Engineer, Desert Earth Engrg., Tuscon, Ariz. 85705)

Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division
, Vol. 107, No. 9, September 1981, pp. 1179-1199

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Abstract: A beam-bar finite element formulation of a laterally loaded pile problem is developed. The approach taken utilizes the beam on elastic foundation coefficient of subgrade reaction method. The three loading conditions of a lateral load or applied moment on a free-end pile and a lateral load applied to a fixed-end pile are analyzed for a range of soil strength variations with depth. Curves are developed which present the maximum values as a function of the soil-structure stiffness ratio. A design procedure with an example is given to show the use of these curves in the design of any laterally loaded pile system.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Computer analysis
Earth pressure
Soil mechanics
Lateral forces