The Applicability of the Hybrid Method to Analyze Slope Stabilizing Contiguous Pile Walls
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Reinforcing precarious slopes is a very delicate operation, especially when the slope is near an urbanized area. The use of contiguous pile walls can be very effective. This type of reinforcement ensures that soil does not flow between the piles. The present paper represented a numerical investigation regarding the applicability of the hybrid method to analyze and design slope stabilizing contiguous pile walls. Both the coupled and the simplified models were analyzed. It was found that the simplified model gives close results to those given by the fully coupled model with an error of 9.5%. The analyses of pile walls using the hybrid method allow researchers and engineers to perform parametric analyses at a reduced numerical cost compared to the fully coupled numerical analysis.
KeywordsContiguous pile wall Hybrid method Slope
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