Laterally loaded rigid piers in sand and sandy soils

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Title: Laterally loaded rigid piers in sand and sandy soils
Author: Tseng, Tong-jong
Abstract: In this research a model has been described to analyze and design rigid piers in sand and sandy soils . This model utilizes several soil spring constants to analyze the resistance -displacement relationship of the pier in sand and sandy soils . The soil spring constants used are lateral spring constants , bottom vertical spring constant , bottom friction spring constant , bottom moment spring constant , and friction spring constants on the periphery of the pier . The most important aspect of obtaining the resistance -displacement relationship between the pier and the soils is to calculate the ultimate resistance capacity of each layer of soil , and the slope of the initial part of the resistance -displacement curve . These have been done efficiently and the results are promising that are described and discussed here . The minimum potential energy theorem is used to develop the system equations .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /16646
Date: 1984-08

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Laterally loaded rigid piers in sand and sandy soils. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /16646 .

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