This paper proposes an alternative mechanism of pile failure in liquefiable deposits during earthquakes. This failure mechanism, based on pile buckling, is formulated by back-analysing 14 case histories of pile foundation performance during earthquakes and verified using dynamic centrifuge tests. A new parameter, the slenderness ratio of a pile, is introduced to classify pile performance in liquefiable soils. This parameter fits very well both the reported case histories and the centrifuge test results.
|Translated title of the contribution||An alternative mechanism of pile failure in liquefiable deposits during earthquakes|
|Pages (from-to)||203 - 213|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2004|