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Geomechanics and Engineering
  Volume 3, Number 1, March 2011, pages 29-43
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/gae.2011.3.1.029
 


Finite element analysis of a piled footing under horizontal loading
Dj. Amar Bouzid

 
Abstract
    In this paper a semi-analytical approach is proposed to study the lateral behavior of a piled footing under horizontal loading. As accurate computation of stresses is usually needed at the interface separating the footing (pile) and the soil, this important location should be appropriately modeled as zerothickness joint element. The piled footing is embedded in elastic soil with either homogeneous modulus or modulus proportional to depth (Gibson
 
Key Words
    piled footing; horizontal loading; semi-analytical approach; interface elements; homogeneous and Gibson
 
Address
Dj. Amar Bouzid: Dept. of Civil Engineering, Engineering Institute, University Yahia Fares of Medea, Quartier Ain D
 

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