American Journal of Applied Sciences

Numerical Modeling of Laterally Loaded Piles

S.T. Kok and Bujang B.K. Huat

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.1403.1408

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 10

Pages 1403-1408


Design of laterally loaded piles due to soil movement relies on a number of theoretical and numerical approaches. However, the magnitude of soil movement is difficult to estimate with reasonable confidence and accuracy. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) offers an excellent alternative to study pile-soil interaction and pile’s response under lateral loading due to soil movement. This research presents published analytical results and case history modeled in a 2D finite element environment in the case of single pile under a non-linear plain strain condition. Reasonable agreement has been achieved in comparing the single pile’s response against published results of the pile near excavation and in sliding slope.


© 2008 S.T. Kok and Bujang B.K. Huat. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.