Title

Reliability analysis of laterally loaded piles embedded in soft clay below water table.

Date of Award

2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.Sc.

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Keywords

Engineering, Civil.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

This study will present the theoretical formulation and numerical investigation of laterally loaded piles embedded in soft clay below the water table with random design variables. For the given statistical data on design parameters, it will determine the assessment of statistical performance of laterally loaded piles. The pile behavior depends on: the soil-pile material parameters (EI, b, epsilon50, c, gamma), which are considered as the random variables; type of load (force, bending moment); magnitude of load (nonlinear behavior); type of constraints (free head or fixed head) and type of structural system (single isolated pile or pile group). For single piles, the pile structure is considered as one-dimensional beam and the supporting soft clay is defined by means of p-y relationship. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2005 .L445. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-03, page: 1437. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2005.