Three-dimensional analysis for piled raft machine foundation embedded in sand

Mahmood Mahmood, Saad Al-Wakel, Ihab Abdulwahhab, T.S. Al-Attar, M.A. Al-Neami, W.S. AbdulSahib
2018 MATEC Web of Conferences  
Three-dimensional analysis for the dynamic response of a piled raft foundation subjected to vertical vibration is presented in this study. The analysis considers several factors affecting the amplitude of displacement for deep foundation such as pile cap embedment, pile cap thickness, relative density of the sand and the boundary effect. A validation for an experimental piled raft model depending on a scale factor of (20) using at (Plaxis 3D) computer program was performed. The sand is
more » ... he sand is simulated using Mohr-Coloumb model while the concrete is simulated as linear elastic material. It has been found that embedding the pile cap in the soil and increasing its thickness lead to decrease the maximum amplitude of displacement. Furthermore, the predictions showed that increasing the distance between the foundation and the boundaries and increasing the relative density of the sand can significantly minimize the dynamic response of the foundation.
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201816201023 fatcat:dco7lwqi7zarpmwy456p5hxl6q