Harmonic Vertical Pile Response in Non-Homogeneous Medium

by Rajan Sen, Univ of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA,
Trevor G. Davies, Univ of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Recent Applications in Computational Mechanics


This paper describes the application of the boundary element method to determine the steady state response of vertically loaded floating piles in a non-homogeneous medium in which the the soil modulus increases linearly with depth. Non-dimensional plots showing results of parametric studies are presented, a simplified spring and dash-pot model developed and its application illustrated by an example.

Subject Headings: Boundary element method | Piles | Homogeneity | Vertical loads | Pile foundations | Load factors | Machine foundations | Soil modulus

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