Analytical Solution of Arbitrary Loaded Spatial Pile Group

  • Petar Santrac

    Department of Geotechnics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Novi Sad, Kozaracka 2A, 24000 Subotica, Serbia

  • Zeljko Bajic

    GeoEXPERT d.o.o., Brace Jugovic 9/1, 24000 Subotica, Serbia


This paper presents an analytical method for the calculation of the arbitrary loaded spatial pile group fixed or/and hinge jointed into a rigid cap. The method uses the vector and matrix procedures to derive spatial equations of equilibrium, in which unknown componential displacements appear. The stiffness coefficients in the equations can be determined analytically, numerically or by pile load test. The pile group effect are estimated approximately, reducing the piles stiffness coefficients which depend on pile position and its mutual distances.

Keywords: pile group, piles interaction, axially loaded pile, laterally loaded pile
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How to Cite
Santrac, P., Bajic, Z. “Analytical Solution of Arbitrary Loaded Spatial Pile Group”, Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, 64(2), pp. 315-324, 2020.
Research Article