November 1, 2018

It is common to analyze laterally loaded piles by treating the problem as a beam on an elastic foundation. In general, the finite element method (FEM) is used to solve the governing differential equation, in preference to the more popular finite difference approaches....

October 28, 2017

Laterally loaded piles under axial loading with considering P-Delta effect. The lateral displacement of pile foundation often shall be checked in the routine foundation design and the geotechnical engineers need to ensure that the relevant displacement compliance crite...

March 8, 2017

This blog presents a case study with using PileLAT program for a pile lateral load test carried out in Salt Lake City in 2003. Figure 1 shows the testing layout and Figure 2 shows the testing arrangement as reported by Rollins et al. (2003).  

 Figure 1 Single...

February 2, 2017

A wide range of p-y curves are available in PileLAT and PileGroup programs for modelling behaviour of soils and rocks under lateral loading. This blog presents and discusses API models for cohesive and cohesionless soils under lateral loading.

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