Keith Jennings

Project Title: An investigation of the lateral loads on pile groups under embankments 

Name: Keith Jennings

Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Naughton

Abstract:

The primary aims and objectives of this study are:

  1. Assessment of the horizontal equilibrium and strain compatibility at the extremities of a piled embankments.
  2. Assessment of the lateral load on piles groups and the resistance required to prevent excessive deformations or excessive loading of the piles.
  3. Numerical analysis of the stress and displacements of pile groups at the extremities of a piled embankment.
  4. Selection of design methods and failure criteria for the design of pile groups under the extremities of embankments.