TIME-DEPENDENT LATERAL RESPONSE OF PILES IN ELASTO-PLASTIC SOIL UNDER LATERAL LOADS
This study investigates time-dependent lateral response of piles in elasto-plastic soil under pure lateral load. The transient analysis of pile problem was then carried out, and the results of the analysis were presented which demonstrate the effects of the consolidation process on the lateral response of the pile under pure lateral loads. Lower lateral load gives lower differences in deformations with time and becomes more significant with increasing lateral load. Also lateral soil pressure increased with time and loading intensity.