Evaluation of Bearing Capacities of Large Size Non-welded Composite Piles by 3-Dimensional Numerical Analysis

3차원 수치해석을 이용한 대구경 무용접 복합말뚝의 지지거동 분석

Park, Jae-Hyun;Kim, Sung-Ryul;Le, Chi-Hung;Chung, Moon-Kyung

  • Received : 2011.11.15
  • Accepted : 2011.12.23
  • Published : 2011.12.31


Recently, as large structures, which should support large design loads have been constructed, the study on the large diameter composite pile becomes necessary. The large diameter composite pile has the diameter over 700mm and consists of two parts of the upper steel pipe pile and the lower PHC pile by a mechanical joint. In this research, to analyze the bearing capacity and the material strength of the composite pile, three dimensional numerical analyses were performed. First, the numerical modeling method was verified by comparing the calculated load-movement curves of the pile with those of the field pile load tests. Then, a total of twelve analyses were performed by varying pile diameter and loading direction for three pile types of PHC, steel pipe and composite piles. The results showed that the vertical and the horizontal load-movement curves of the composite pile were identical with those of the steel pipe pile and the horizontal material strength of the composite pile was 60-80% larger than that of the PHC pile.


Large size PHC pile;Non-welded composite pile;Finite element analysis;Bearing capacity;Pile load test


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