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The following material properties need to be defined (Reese et al., 1974):

  • Friction Angle
  • kpy - Refer to Theory Manual for further description. Typical values provided below.

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 Sand

p-y curve for Sand

REPRESENTATIVE VALUES OF KPY FOR SUBMERGED SAND

Relative Density

Loose

Medium

Dense

Recommended kpy (MN/m3)

5.4

16.3

34

REPRESENTATIVE VALUES OF KPY FOR SAND ABOVE THE WATER TABLE

Relative Density

Loose

Medium

Dense

Recommended kpy (MN/m3)

6.8

24.4

61

For more information, see the Lateral Analysis Theory Manual.

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