Analysis of Load Distribution in the Piles of Piers

by M. A. Gouda,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 2, Pg. 93-116

Document Type: Journal Paper


Determination of the forces in piles of piers or a group of piles under the action of vertical, horizontal, and bending moment forces is outlined. By use of simplified assumptions and pile displacement, a method is developed for the analysis of load distribution on piles. In a symmetrical pile group, forces are directly calculated, while in an unsymmetrical group the system is first treated as a symmetrical group and then by successive approximations (similar to moment-distribution methods) the forces are determined. A more exact solution for the problem is arrived at by considering the elastic deformation of piles together with the deck.

Subject Headings: Load distribution | Load factors | Piles | Piers | Pile groups | Moment (mechanics) | Symmetry | Displacement (mechanics)

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