Analysis of piles embedded in p-y sand below water table subjected to cyclic lateral loading: Sensitivity analysis.

Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Budkowska, B. B.


Engineering, Civil.



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The response of a pile to lateral loads and bending moments is a typical example of the soil-structure interaction system. The non-linear analysis of the pile-soil system can be conducted when the soil adjacent to the pile structure is described by means of p-y relationship. The sensitivity results in the form of sensitivity operators that affect the changes of the maximum generalized deformation of the pile-soil system caused by the changes of the variations of continuous design variables are discussed in detail. The quantitative assessment which physically represents the integration of each sensitivity integrand along the length of pile allows to define the total effect of sensitivity operator associated with every design variable on the change of the performance of the pile-soil system is also discussed in detail. The significance of each design variable on the sensitivity of deformation of pile-soil system is incorporated in discussion.* (Abstract shortened by UMI.) *This dissertation is a compound document (contains both a paper copy and a CD as part of the dissertation). The CD requires the following system requirements: Microsoft Office.Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2004 .R345. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-05, page: 1774. Adviser: B. B. Budkonska. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2004.