Behaviour of laterally loaded pile

S. Ahayan, B. Cerfontaine, F. Collin, P. Kotronis

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Monopiles have been by far the most common support structure for offshore turbines. They have always been an appropriate solution for complex site conditions. Design of monopiles is usually based on the use of nonlinear p-y curve. These curves are primordially based on the use of simple constitutive models for soil, such as Tresca criterion. Since soil behavior is highly non-linear and very complex, fundamental features of soil such as anisotropy, creep, or destructuration have to be taken into consideration. Accordingly, it is necessary to consider more complex soil behavior constitutive models. This work aims to explain, via FEM simulations, the influence of different constitutive laws for soil, on the laterally loaded pile responses. Tresca, Mohr-Coulomb criteria and Modified Cam-Clay model have been compared and their effect on p-y curve is analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNumerical methods in geotechnical engineering IX
EditorsAntónio S. Cardoso, José L. Borges, Pedro A. Costa, António T. Gomes, José C. Marques, Castorina S. Vieira
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781138544468
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2018
Event9th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, NUMGE 2018 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 25 Jun 201827 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameNumerical methods in geotechnical engineering IX


Conference9th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, NUMGE 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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