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Centrifuge modelling of bored piles in sands

Williamson, MG and Elshafie, MZEB and Mair, RJ (2013) Centrifuge modelling of bored piles in sands. In: 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2013-9-2 to 2013-9-6, Paris pp. 981-984..

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As part of a series of experiments to investigate the effects of tunnelling on bored piles carried out at the Cambridge University Geotechnical Centrifuge, a new and novel model pile design is presented. The pile is semi-circular in cross section allowing the sub surface displacements around the pile toe to be monitored using particle image velocimetry (PIV). The new pile design, along with the loading mechanism, ensured the load was transmitted predominantly though the pile centroid, which reduced the bending effects which have previously caused significant errors in these types of problem. The pile load cells at the head and the base were also placed along the pile centroid to minimise the effects of bending on the load measurement. The paper presents the results of a centrifuge pile loading test, illustrating the excellent response of the load cells within their working range and the high quality PIV data which was obtained through this novel modelling approach.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div D > Construction Engineering
Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:27
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2020 03:17