Bending of piles with small diameters in soils with low shear strength

Small-scale experiments

FE modeling and calculations on numerical models

Research results to date

  • calculated buckling loads with the elastic approach clearly overestimate the limit loads measured in the test
  • rough agreement with the test results in the calculation with the ideal elastic-plastic approach with k = 100 * cu und pmax = 10 * cu
  • Concept for upcoming large-scale trials has been secured