Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 110–116 | Cite as

Mechanism of Downdrag for Floating H-Pile Subjected to Surcharge

  • Yaru Lv
  • Dongdong Zhang
  • Xiaoli Rong
  • Yu Wang

This paper investigates the mechanism of downdrag for floating H-piles subjected to surcharge loads by performing three-dimensional numerical comparative analyses. The constitutive models and model parameters were calibrated using a centrifuge test. The downdrag of the H-pile can be reduced efficiently by enlarging the web properly, but enlarging the flanges was inefficient.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yaru Lv
    • 1
  • Dongdong Zhang
    • 1
  • Xiaoli Rong
    • 1
  • Yu Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.PLA University of Science and TechnologyNanjingPR China

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