Publication Abstract




DFI-PFSF Piled Foundations & Ground Improvement Technology for the Modern Building and Infrastructure Sector, (DFI and PFSF)

Designing Piles for Seismic Events
H. G. Poulos

This paper sets out a simplified approach by which the practical foundation designer can undertake the relevant calculations to satisfy the requirements for deep foundation design in seismic areas. The following matters are dealt with: a. Design issues that should be addressed; b. Pile design for axial loading, including the possible effects of liquefaction; c. Pile design for lateral loading where liquefaction does not occur; d. Pile design for lateral loading where liquefaction does occur; e. Measures to mitigate against liquefaction effects. The paper is a modified version of a paper presented in 2013 to the 19th NZGS Geotechnical Symposium, Queenstown, New Zealand.


 article #2592; publication #1032 (IC-2017)