Estimating Maximum moment and shear exerted on Contiguous Piles for seismic loads using ANN


  • Mateen Ibrahim A. Barwari Department of Civil Engineering, Nawroz University, Duhok, KRG-Iraq.
  • Najdat S. Akrawi Department of Civil engineering, Collage of Engineering, University of Dohuk, Duhok, KRG-Iraq.



Recently the usage of Contiguous piles in many different aspects of construction projects are become more common. Determination of the shear force and moment values exerted on the contiguous piles require extensive analysis and calculations especially when earthquake is to be encountered. Finite element technique was utilized for the analysis using linear material model for the concrete properties of the contiguous piles.  The analysis F.E.M for calculating the moment and shear forces was conducted utilizing 144 input sets that represent height of excavated (H), ratio of H to the depth of embedment (D), unit weight of retained soil ( ) and angle of internal friction ( ) is presented in this paper. The mathematical models obtained show more than 0.99 correlation coefficient and less than 0.0013 variance. It was found that both shear and moment values subjected on the piles are decreases with the decrease of ( ) and increases with the increase of ( ). The height of excavation (H) was found as the most important input parameter that affects the output values of the models.


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Ibrahim A. Barwari, M. ., & S. Akrawi, N. . (2024). Estimating Maximum moment and shear exerted on Contiguous Piles for seismic loads using ANN. Academic Journal of Nawroz University, 13(1), 742–753.