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Dry Stiff Clay

The following material properties need to be defined (Welch and Reese, 1972):

  • Strain Factor (E50) - strain corresponding to 1/2 the maximum principal stress difference (typical values below)
  • Undrained Shear Strength

Diameter of the pile and depth into the soil have a direct impact as well. See the Lateral Pile Theory Manual for more information.

p-y curve for Stiff Clay Without Water

p-y curve for Stiff Clay Without Water

REPRESENTATIVE VALUES OF E50 FOR OVERCONSOLIDATED CLAYS

Average undrained shear strength (kPa)

50-100

100-200

200-400

E50

0.007

0.005

0.004

For more information, see the Lateral Analysis Theory Manual.


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