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RE: Lateral Load on Pile Program

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Rich
 
Shouldn't the geotechnical engineer should have these programs.  Usually, I provide the any lateral loads on the tops of piles, and then the geotechnical engineer will utilize these programs to determine shear and moment diagrams.
 
Brian Stanley, P.E.
Baltimore, Md
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From: richard lewis [mailto:rlewistx(--nospam--at)juno.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2003 1:31 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Lateral Load on Pile Program

Has anybody had experience using the COM624P software developed by FHWA?  I have a geotech engineer who needs moments and shears on a laterally loaded pile and I was wondering if this program has worked well for others.  It is a lot cheaper than LPILE but as the old adage goes, "you get what you pay for".  Anybody like the program?  Or are there better programs available?
 
Thanks.
 
Rich