Analysis Of The Settlement Of A Single Axially Loaded Soil-Cement Pile

Duan, Jiwei
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Pages: 7
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2002
The deformation and load transfer behavior of a single soil-cement column are studied with the finite element method. The results show that there is an effective length for a soil-cement column. Beyond this length, the settlement of the column is approximately equal to a constant. The effective pile length is introduced to the concentric cylinder approach (Randolph and Wroth 1978), and an analytical formula for estimating the settlement of a single flexible pile is presented. A second analytical formula for determining the effective pile length of a soil-cement column is obtained and an example shows that the calculated and measured results are in quite good agreement.
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