3D Numerical Modeling of a Single Pipe Pile Under Axial Compression Embedded in Organic Soil

Hamed M., Emirler B. , Canakci H., Yildiz A.

GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, vol.38, no.5, pp.4423-4434, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10706-020-01299-1
  • Page Numbers: pp.4423-4434


The objective of this paper is to numerically study the behavior pipe pile under axial compression embedded in organic soil has been numerically predicted. The pipe pile used in the study has been produced by steel and it has outer and inner diameters of 20 mm and 15 mm, respectively. The pile embedded in organic soil, which has the pile length ratios of 10, 20 and 30 (L/D), has been exposed to the axial load for different diameter ratios (d/D = 0, 0.25, 0.50 and 0.75). Numerical analyses have been performed by using Plaxis 3D computer program which is based on finite element method. The capability of the numerical analysis in the prediction of the load capacity of pipe pile has been studied. It has been understood that the results obtained from numerical analysis and experiment are in a good agreement, and then it has been observed in the parametric study that the load capacity of single pipe pile increases with the increase of the pile length and the wall thickness.