Green's Function Implementation for Pile Analysis

by Rajan Sen, Univ of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA,
Prasanta K. Banerjee, Univ of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dynamic Response of Structures


This paper describes the implementation of a new Green's function based on a layer stiffness approach in a boundary element analysis of harmonically loaded pile groups embedded in a non-homogeneous medium. Two separate problems are addressed: the optimum layer discretization appropriate for the analysis of pile problems and the depth of soil stratum required for simulating a half space. Validity is established by comparisons with previously published static and dynamic solutions.

Subject Headings: Greens function | Piles | Boundary element method | Soil analysis | Dynamic structural analysis | Stiffening | Pile groups | Half space

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