Example 25: Forces in piles of a pile group


Description of the problem

To verify the mathematical model of ELPLA for determining pile forces of pile groups under a pile cap, results of a pile group obtained by Bakhoum (1992) (Example 5.19, page 592) are compared with those obtained by ELPLA.

A pile cap on 24 vertical piles is considered as shown in Figure 59. It is required to determine the force in each pile of the group due to a vertical load of N = 8000 [kN] acting on the pile cap with eccentricities ex = 1.4 [m] and ey = 1.8 [m] in both x- and y-directions.



 Example 25: Forces in piles of a pile group

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