Piled Foundations

  • Milutin SrbulovEmail author
Part of the Geotechnical, Geological, and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 20)


EN 1998-5 (2004) specifies that the effects of dynamic soil-structure interaction shall be taken into account when P-δ effects are important (i.e. the bending moment caused by axial force times column deflexion), for structures with massive or deep-seated foundations, such as bridge piers, caissons and silos, for slender tall structures, such as towers and chimneys, and for structures supported on very soft soil, with average shear wave velocity less than 100 m/s. The code also states that piles and piers shall be designed to resist the following two types of action effects:

(a) Inertia forces from the superstructure.

(b) Kinematic forces arising from the deformation of the surrounding soil due to passage of seismic waves.


Shear Wave Velocity Pile Group Bridge Pier Peak Horizontal Acceleration Kinematic Interaction 
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  1. 1.UK

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