Volume 12, Number 3 and B (Transaction B: Geotechnical Engineering, July 2014)                   IJCE 2014, 12(3 and B): 186-203 | Back to browse issues page


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Kavand A, Haeri S, Asefzadeh A, Rahmani I, Ghalandarzadeh A, Bakhshi A. Study of the Behavior of Pile Groups During Lateral Spreading in Medium Dense Sands by Large Scale Shake Table Test. IJCE. 2014; 12 (3) :186-203
URL: http://ijce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-900-en.html

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In this paper, different aspects of the behavior of 2×2 pile groups under liquefaction-induced lateral spreading in a 3-layer soil profile is investigated using large scale 1-g shake table test. Different parameters of the response of soil and piles including time-histories of accelerations, pore water pressures, displacements and bending moments are presented and discussed in the paper. In addition, distribution of lateral forces due to lateral spreading on individual piles of the groups is investigated in detail. The results show that total lateral forces on the piles are influenced by the shadow effect as well as the superstructure mass attached to the pile cap. It was also found that lateral forces exerted on the piles in the lower half of the liquefied layer are significantly larger than those recommended by the design code. Based on the numerical analyses performed, it is shown that the displacement based method is more capable of predicting the pile group behavior in this experiment comparing to the force based method provided that the model parameters are tuned.
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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Seismic Geotechnique

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