Elastic settlement of pile

In this work an effort has been made for evaluation of the load settlement behaviour of axially loaded single pile by numerical method (Finite Element Method) with. With the availability of low cost, high computing power computer, it becomes easy for generating numerical model of soil pile system to study its behaviour in depth. Moreover, the soil pile settlement behaviour, considering both as elastic material gives fairly satisfactory result if considered for low strain range induced in the soil. So, a linear elastic, homogeneous, isotropic soil pile model is analyzed in this study to check it usability in practical field The study revealed that linear elastic model of soil and pile provides fairly accurate result for elastic settlement of single pile up to a load which induces only low strain in the soil. The study also affirms that the minimum spacing between two adjacent piles when used in pile group should be three times of the pile diameter by plotting pressure bulb around the pile.


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