Asian Journal of Civil Engineering

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 355–373 | Cite as

Key parameters influencing performance and failure modes for interaction soil–pile–structure system under lateral loading

  • Gasmi Houda
  • Bouzid Tayeb
  • D. Yahiaoui
Original Paper


The behavior of the interaction soil–pile–structure under lateral loads is a topic not fully investigated in the literature. However, soil–pile–superstructure interaction largely affects the design forces in columns and piles. In contrast, fixed base assumption cannot capture soil structure interaction effect. In this study, the effects of the lateral capacity of interaction soil–pile–structure (ISPS) system under lateral loads have been investigated. The lateral capacity of ISPS system can be obtained by pushover analysis. The influence of vertical loads, pile diameter, longitudinal steel ratio, length of pile and type of soil on the lateral response of piles installed in three types of sandy soil are brought out in this paper through nonlinear static analysis and pile behavior in these conditions is investigated and characterized via: lateral capacity, spectral capacity, performance point, position of plastic hinge, over-strength factor, ductility and the response modification factors. The results indicate that the lateral capacity and spectral capacity are affected.


Interaction soil–pile–structure Lateral capacity Plastic hinge Ductility Response modification factor Pushover analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Batna 2BatnaAlgeria

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