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