Thermo-mechanical schemes for energy piles

Alessandro Rotta Loria*, Lyesse Laloui

*Corresponding author for this work

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Currently, schemes based on seminal empirical knowledge about energy piles subjected to mechanical and thermal loads are available to describe the response of such foundations. However, schemes based on theoretical principles may more closely reflect the predictions made for the analysis and design of energy piles. Looking at such challenge, this paper presents thermo-mechanical schemes based on thermo-elasticity theory to address the response of single energy piles to mechanical and thermal loads. The proposed schemes highlight a number of key aspects associated with the modelling of energy pile response to loading and may be considered in analysis and design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-225
Number of pages8
JournalSpringer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
Issue number217729
StatePublished - 2019
EventInternational Symposium on Energy Geotechnics, SEG 2018 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: Sep 25 2018Sep 28 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials


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