Influence of Soil Thickness on Soil – Structure Interaction in Piled Foundations (In Turkish)

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Kirkit M., Berilgen M. M. , Akgüner C., Taciroğlu E.

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Second Special Topic Symposium, Antalya, Turkey, 24 April 2014, pp.119-124

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-124
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Generally in designing pile supported structures, soil – pile interaction is ignored and the structure system is analyzed assuming the superstructure rests on rigid base or using motions obtained from free-field site response analysis. However, pile foundations embedded into the ground resist soil displacements emanating from dynamic loading, such as an earthquake, and change the response of the surrounding soil. The kinematic soil – pile interaction varies with differing properties of soil, pile, and input motion. In this study, the effect of soil thickness on kinematic interaction is investigated parametrically by using a numerical model based on finite elements method.