Title

Experimental investigation of vertical and batter pile groups subjected to dynamic loads

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

Publisher

Elsevier Ltd.

School

School of Engineering

RAS ID

28315

Comments

Originally published as:

Bharathi, M., Dubey, R. N., & Shukla, S. K. (2019). Experimental investigation of vertical and batter pile groups subjected to dynamic loads. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 116, 107-119.

Original article available here.

Abstract

In the present work, the dynamic responses of cast in-situ reinforced concrete vertical and batter pile groups constructed in the silty sand have been investigated. An experimental study was carried out on four pile groups: a group of three vertical piles and a group of three batter piles arranged in triangular pattern, and a group of four vertical piles and a group of four batter piles arranged in square pattern. All batter piles were inclined at 20° to the vertical. Each pile group had a rigid pile cap supporting the oscillator-motor assembly for generating the dynamic loads. The pile groups were tested by varying the exciting force level in different loading direction, and their responses were compared in terms of resonant frequency and peak displacement. The peak displacement of the batter pile group shows a significant reduction (about 25% and 50% in vertical and lateral directions, respectively) compared to their respective vertical pile groups.

DOI

10.1016/j.soildyn.2018.10.012

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