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Probabilistic Seismic Design of Pile Foundations in Non Liquefiable Soil by Response Spectrum Approach

Haldar, Sumanta and Babu, GL Sivakumar (2009) Probabilistic Seismic Design of Pile Foundations in Non Liquefiable Soil by Response Spectrum Approach. In: Journal Of Earthquake Engineering, 13 (6). pp. 737-757.

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Abstract

The behavior of pile foundations in non liquefiable soil under seismic loading is considerably influenced by the variability in the soil and seismic design parameters. Hence, probabilistic models for the assessment of seismic pile design are necessary. Deformation of pile foundation in non liquefiable soil is dominated by inertial force from superstructure. The present study considers a pseudo-static approach based on code specified design response spectra. The response of the pile is determined by equivalent cantilever approach. The soil medium is modeled as a one-dimensional random field along the depth. The variability associated with undrained shear strength, design response spectrum ordinate, and superstructure mass is taken into consideration. Monte Carlo simulation technique is adopted to determine the probability of failure and reliability indices based on pile failure modes, namely exceedance of lateral displacement limit and moment capacity. A reliability-based design approach for the free head pile under seismic force is suggested that enables a rational choice of pile design parameters.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyrights of this article belongs to Taylor & Francis.
Keywords: Non Liquefiable Soil; Piles; Probabilistic Method; Response Spectra
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2010 08:57
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:40
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/22075

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