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A Contact Model Coupling Friction and Adhesion: Application to Pile/Soil Interface

Nazihe Terfaya(1*), A. Berga(2), M. Raous(3), N. Abou-Bekr(4)

(1) Laboratoire de Fiabilité des Matériaux et des Structures, Université TAHRI Mohamed Bechar, Algeria
(2) Laboratoire de Fiabilité des Matériaux et des Structures, Université TAHRI Mohamed Bechar, Algeria
(3) Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), France
(4) Laboratoire Eau et Ouvrages dans Leur Environnement (EOLE), Université Aboubakr Belkaid, Algeria
(*) Corresponding author



In this paper, the behavior of the interface pile-soil is simulated using a unilateral contact model with the coupling of friction and adhesion. This model gives a continuous transition from complete adhesion to the classical Coulomb friction law with unilateral conditions. The model is implemented in the finite element code GYPTIS90 developed by Raous et al. An application is presented, for modeling soil/pile interface behavior, on the simulation of pull-out experiments of a pile. The identification of the model parameters is discussed and comparisons are presented between modeled pile behavior and that predicted from experimental results. The proposed model has achieved better results.
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Frictional Contact; Adhesion; Soil-Structure Interface; Piles; Finite Elements

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