Laterally Loaded Piles: Program Documentation

by Lymon C. Reese, (F.ASCE), Assoc. Dean for Program Planning and T.U. Taylor Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, Tex.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 4, Pg. 287-305

Document Type: Journal Paper


The documentation is presented for the computer program COM622, which solves for the deflection and bending moment of a pile under lateral loading as a function of depth. The calculations are performed on a finite difference model of the pile, and the soil is represented by a series of nonlinear curves of force per unit length versus deflection. This is the first program documented and distributed under the standards developed for the Geotechnical Engineering Division.

Subject Headings: Lateral loads | Load factors | Piles | Displacement (mechanics) | Computer software | Bending (structural) | Curvature | Moment (mechanics)

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