A numerical technique is presented in the analysis for loading behavior of general three-dimensional pile groups. The striking characteristics of the pile-group model may include raked pile, different pile sizes, non-uniform pile sections, soil inhomogeneit y, soil nonlinearity, and pile-soil-pile interaction. A typical six-pile group is analyzed and the results are compared with that obtained by four other computer programs that are based on different approaches. The computed solutions are shown to have reasonally good agreement with the measured values.
Liang, M.T. and Liu, Y.
"Analysis of Three-Dimensional Pile Groups,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 2:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol2/iss1/6