Mitrani, H and Madabhushi, SPG (2008) Centrifuge modelling of inclined micro-piles for liquefaction remediation of existing buildings. Geomechanics and Geoengineering, 3. pp. 245-256. ISSN 1748-6025Full text not available from this repository.
This paper describes four centrifuge tests investigating the performance of non-structural inclined micro-piles as a liquefaction remediation method for existing buildings. Two soil profiles with the same superstructure founded on each were tested under earthquakes of different magnitudes and durations. The first profile consisted of a deep, homogeneous layer of loose, liquefiable sand. The second comprised a shallow layer of loose sand overlying dense sand. Centrifuge tests were carried out with and without inclined micro-piles in each soil profile. The superstructure was modelled as an idealised single degree of freedom (SDOF) system. It is found that the micro-piles have no detrimental effect on the performance of the structure during and after earthquakes. It is also possible that their presence may decrease structural settlements in earthquakes which cause liquefaction to a depth less than that of the improved zone. However, no conclusive evidence is obtained to show that the micro-piles significantly restrain lateral soil movement due to monotonic shearing from the structure or impede the migration of excess pore pressures from the free field to the foundation zone. Both these processes have critical effects on structural settlement. The use of inclined micro-piles for liquefaction remediation should therefore be considered with caution.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Centrifuge modelling Existing buildings Liquefaction remediation Micro-piles|
|Divisions:||Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental|
|Depositing User:||Cron Job|
|Date Deposited:||07 Mar 2014 11:31|
|Last Modified:||26 Jan 2015 03:53|