Civil & Structural Supplement
Reviews currently available methods for the analysis of laterally-loaded single piles and pile groups. The analytical methods discussed generally include lateral loading as a particular case, together with vertical and moment loading. The Report highlights the limitations imposed by the available methods, and it gives guidance on the practical problem of assigning realistic values to the necessary soil parameters, particularly concentrating on the value of soil stiffness. Recommendations are made concerning methods of analysis which may be satisfactorily adopted in specific circumstances. The recommended methods of analysis are applied to selected case histories to illustrate their several strengths and weaknesses.
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