Field Tests and Numerical Simulation of Pile Head Load Influences on Negative Skin Friction Behaviors of Piles
In order to study influences of different load at pile top on the behaviors of negative skin friction piles, field tests of negative skin friction behaviors of three identical piles with different loads at pile top are made in the same site. According to the field test condition, the corresponding numerical simulations are accomplished. The comparison shows that numerical simulation results and field test results in accordance well. The additional settlement induced by negative skin friction is bigger and the neutral position is higher, the additional axial force induced by negative skin friction reduces obviously in piles with pile head load compared with that in piles without pile head load induced by negative skin friction. Along with load increase, the additional settlement increases, the neutral point position becomes higher; the additional axial force reduces obviously. The result indicates there is regularity about the influences of pile head load on negative skin friction. It may be useful to the research for negative skin friction behaviors of pile.
L. N. Xia et al., "Field Tests and Numerical Simulation of Pile Head Load Influences on Negative Skin Friction Behaviors of Piles", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 261-263, pp. 1099-1103, 2011