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Modeling of clay behaviour in pile loading test using one-gravity small-scale physical model

Sulaeman, Agus and Ling, Felix Ngee Leh and M., Sajiharjo (2014) Modeling of clay behaviour in pile loading test using one-gravity small-scale physical model. In: International Integrated Engineering Summit (IIES 2014), 1-4 December 2014, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.


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The observations and tests under small scale in 1-gravity condition are intended to obtain a comparative behavior of a model and prototype of geotechnical case by imposing the scaling relations. Simulations to represent a related structure, sub-soil and failure mechanism need to be prepared prior to do observations in this modeling. To simulate pile loading test (PLT) on clay, the following models of: clay, pile, driving simulation and procedure of PLT based on ASTM D4410 were set-up. The PLT in reduced scale environment was then followed by performing normal practice of full scale PLT in original clay site. Load settlement curves obtained from both “pile loading test” in small and full scale simulations showed closely good agreement. Further observation and investigation on simulation of pile loading test in clay revealed that modeling the following: clay sub-soil resulted in new properties of clay, em=ep+Ln(N) which reflects stress scaling factor, N, pile size and pile driving hammer need scaling factor n and n3 respectively whereas PLT time needs time scaling factor, tp (n)0.5

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: pile loading test; scaling factor; small scale modeling; critical state line clay
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA715-787 Earthwork. Foundations
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 07:04
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2015 07:04
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6561
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