This work deals with the dynamic behavior of offshore piles embedded in soft clay, and an attempt is made to estimate the critical embedded pile length. ABAQUS finite element program is used to simulate the problem. The soil was modeled as an elastic state and elastoplastic state and represented by cam-clay model. Three dimensional elements were used to represent the interaction between pile and soil, laboratory tests are used to obtain the real properties of soil and to describe interface. The results obtained are used to develop the elastic equation used by Matlock and Reese to calculate the critical embedded pile length for pile embedded in elastoplastic soil. Also, show that the critical embedded pile length is increased by about (20 % to 40 %) due to changing soil model from elastic to elastoplastic. The pile embedded in an elastoplastic soil is dependent on soil strength, interface properties and pile rigidity. The pile head displacement is increased about 90 % while the bending moment is deceased by 10 % at pile head.
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