Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 956076, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/956076
Research Article

Mathematical Model and Analysis of Negative Skin Friction of Pile Group in Consolidating Soil

1College of Civil and Transportation Engineering, Hohai University, Xikang Road No. 1, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210098, China
2State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, Liaoning 116024, China
3Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3905, USA

Received 3 August 2013; Revised 10 October 2013; Accepted 11 October 2013

Academic Editor: Youqing Wang

Copyright © 2013 Gangqiang Kong et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. B. H. Fellenius, “Results from long-term measurement in piles of drag load and downdrag,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 409–430, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. H. G. Poulos, “A practical design approach for piles with negative friction,” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, vol. 161, no. 1, pp. 19–27, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. T. M. Toma, A model study of negative skin friction on a fixed base pile in soft clay [Ph.D. thesis], Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1989.
  4. A. M. Hanna and A. Sharif, “Drag force on single piles in clay subjected to surcharge loading,” International Journal of Geomechanics, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 89–96, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. D. M. K. N. Kunitaki, B. S. L. P. De Lima, A. G. Evsukoff, and B. P. Jacob, “Probabilistic and fuzzy arithmetic approaches for the treatment of uncertainties in the installation of torpedo piles,” Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2008, Article ID 512343, 26 pages, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Zentralblatt MATH · View at Scopus
  6. S. Y. Lam, C. W. W. Ng, C. F. Leung, and S. H. Chan, “Centrifuge and numerical modeling of axial load effects on piles in consolidating ground,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 10–24, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. L.-M. Wang, J.-J. Sun, X.-F. Huang, S.-H. Xu, Y.-C. Shi, and R.-D. Qiu, “A field testing study on negative skin friction along piles induced by seismic subsidence of loess,” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 45–58, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. W. Yao, Y. Liu, and J. Chen, “Characteristics of negative skin friction for superlong piles under surcharge loading,” International Journal of Geomechanics, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 90–97, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. S. Lam, C. W. W. Ng, and H. Poulos, “Shielding piles from downdrag in consolidating ground,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, vol. 139, no. 6, pp. 956–968, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  10. Y. M. EI-Mossallamy, A. M. Hefny, M. A. Demerdash, and M. S. Morsy, “Numerical analysis of negative skin friction on piles in soft clay,” HBRC Journal, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 68–76, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  11. C. J. Lee, M. D. Bolton, and A. Al-Tabbaa, “Numerical modelling of group effects on the distribution of dragloads in pile foundations,” Geotechnique, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 325–335, 2002. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. C. J. Lee and C. W. W. Ng, “Development of downdrag on piles and pile groups in consolidating soil,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, vol. 130, no. 9, pp. 905–914, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. C. W. W. Ng, H. G. Poulos, V. S. H. Chan, S. S. Y. Lam, and G. C. Y. Chan, “Effects of tip location and shielding on piles in consolidating ground,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, vol. 134, no. 9, pp. 1245–1260, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. J. E. Garlanger and T. W. Lambe, “Proceedings of a symposium on downdrag of piles,” Tech. Rep. 73-56, MIT, Cambridge, Mass, USA, 1973. View at Google Scholar
  15. C. I. Tah and K. S. Wong, “Analysis of downdrag on pile groups,” Geotechnique, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 191–207, 1995. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. W. Y. Shen and C. I. Teh, “A variational solution for downdrag force analysis of pile groups,” International Journal of Geomechanics, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 75–91, 2002. View at Google Scholar
  17. R. P. Chen, W. H. Zhou, and Y. M. Chen, “Influences of soil consolidation and pile load on the development of negative skin friction of a pile,” Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 36, no. 8, pp. 1265–1271, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. W. Cao, Y. Chen, and W. Wolfe, “A new load transfer hyperbolic model for pile-soil interface and negative skin friction on single piles embedded in soft soils,” International Journal of Geomechanics, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  19. G.-Q. Kong, Q. Yang, P.-Y. Zheng, and M.-T. Luan, “Evaluation of group effect of pile group under dragload embedded in clay,” Journal of Central South University of Technology, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 503–512, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. J. A. Little, “Downdrag on piles: review and recent experimentation,” in Proceedings of the Conference on Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments, pp. 1805–1826, Geotechnical Special Publication, New York, NY, USA, June 1994. View at Scopus
  21. O. Combarieu, “Frottement négatif sur les pieux, Rapport de recherche LCPC,” Tech. Rep. 136, Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, France, 1985. View at Google Scholar
  22. T. Shibata, H. Sekiguchi, and H. Yukitomo, “Model test and analysis of negative skin friction acting on piles,” Soils and Foundations, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 29–39, 1982. View at Google Scholar
  23. T. Okabe, “Large negative friction and friction-free pile methods,” in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, pp. 679–682, Tokyo, Japan, 1977.
  24. W.-T. Lu, W.-M. Leng, and Y.-H. Wang, “In-situ tests on negative friction resistance of abutment piles in soft soil,” Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 642–645, 2005. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  25. S. Jeong, Nonlinear three dimensional analysis of downdrag on pile groups [Ph.D. thesis], Texas A & M University, College Station, Tex, USA, 1992.