On the Torsional Stiffness of Rigid Piers Embedded in Isotropic Elastic Soils

    Published: Jan 1984

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    This paper develops an approximate expression for the torsional stiffness of a rigid cylindrical pier embedded in an isotropic elastic soil mass. The approximate solution is derived by considering the torsion of a hemispheroidal rigid inclusion embedded in bonded contact with an clastic medium. The expression for the torsional stiffness of the pier is expressed as a function of its length to diameter aspect ratio.


    torsion, lateral forces, piles, embedded piers, embedded piles, torsional stiffness, isolated piles, torsional loading, elastic stiffness of piers

    Author Information:

    Selvadurai, APS
    Professor and chairman of civil engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.11

    DOI: 10.1520/STP36812S

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