Numerical Analysis for Bearing Performance of Flexible Piles Composite Foundation Influenced by Modulus’ Changes
The bearing performance of composite foundation improved by flexible piles was influenced by changes of cushion’s modulus, the modulus ratio between soil on bottom of pile and soil surrounded pile, which was analyzed by the finite element method. Results showed that: 1.For single pile, by increasing of cushion’s modulus, the bearing performance nearby the top of flexible pile increased apparently, and the common tendency of settlement of pile and soil surrounded piles was affected negatively. For multi-piles, the increasing of cushion’s modulus resulted in the increasing of bearing performance and the common tendency of settlement of piles and soil surrounded piles was affected positively. 2.The change of modulus ratio between soil surrounded piles and soil on bottom of piles resulted positively in the change of frictional resistance and end-bearing performance nearby the bottom of single pile and reduced the settlement of composite foundation. But the multi-pile borne absolutely all loading due to the increasing of modulus ratio, and both of piles and soil surrounded piles had the same tendency of settlement.
F. Y. Tan and X. Z. Wang, "Numerical Analysis for Bearing Performance of Flexible Piles Composite Foundation Influenced by Modulus’ Changes", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 261-263, pp. 1694-1698, 2011