TY - JOUR

T1 - A practical method for construction of p-y curves for liquefiable soils

AU - Dash, Suresh

AU - Rouholamin, Mehdi

AU - Lombardi, Domenico

AU - Bhattacharya, Subhamoy

PY - 2017/6/1

Y1 - 2017/6/1

N2 - In practice, the analysis of laterally loaded piles is often carried out using a “Beam on Non-linear Winkler Foundation method” whereby the lateral pile-soil interaction is modelled as a set of non-linear springs (also known as p-y curves). During seismic liquefaction, the saturated sandy soil changes its state from a solid to a viscous fluid like material, which in turn alters the shape of the p-y curve. Typically, p-y curves for non-liquefied soil looks like a convex curve with an initial stiff slope that reduces with increasing pile-soil relative displacement (y) i.e., elasto-plastic softening response. However, recent research conclusively showed that p-y curve for liquefied soil has a different shape, i.e., upward concave with practically-zero initial stiffness (due to the loss of particle to particle contact) up to a certain displacement, beyond which the stiffness increases due to reengaging of the sand particles. This paper presents a practical method for construction of the newly proposed p-y curves along with an example.

AB - In practice, the analysis of laterally loaded piles is often carried out using a “Beam on Non-linear Winkler Foundation method” whereby the lateral pile-soil interaction is modelled as a set of non-linear springs (also known as p-y curves). During seismic liquefaction, the saturated sandy soil changes its state from a solid to a viscous fluid like material, which in turn alters the shape of the p-y curve. Typically, p-y curves for non-liquefied soil looks like a convex curve with an initial stiff slope that reduces with increasing pile-soil relative displacement (y) i.e., elasto-plastic softening response. However, recent research conclusively showed that p-y curve for liquefied soil has a different shape, i.e., upward concave with practically-zero initial stiffness (due to the loss of particle to particle contact) up to a certain displacement, beyond which the stiffness increases due to reengaging of the sand particles. This paper presents a practical method for construction of the newly proposed p-y curves along with an example.

UR - https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/a-practical-method-for-construction-of-py-curves-for-liquefiable-soils(0c8162f9-320c-4dd4-a69a-7c53061400ec).html

U2 - 10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.03.002

DO - 10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.03.002

M3 - Article

VL - 97

SP - 478

EP - 481

JO - Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

JF - Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

SN - 0267-7261

ER -