Finite element analysis of time dependent settlements around pile structures

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1977
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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The purpose of this thesis is to use a finite element procedure for predicting settlement, rate of settlement and negative skin friction effects and downdrag force on a pile caused by consolidation of the surrounding soils.

The influence of negative skin friction caused by consolidation due to gravity, due to backfill and due to backfill with external load are investigated. The inclusion of time history is also evaluated.

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