Model tests on piled raft subjected to lateral soil movement

Toma-Sabbagh, TM and Al-Abboodi, I 2017, 'Model tests on piled raft subjected to lateral soil movement' , International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 12 (4) , pp. 357-367.

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Passive loadings due to lateral soil movement-induced activities are highly influencing the serviceability and safety of constructions. This research aims to investigate the influence of axial loads, sand density and the depth of moving soil on the lateral behaviour of piled raft under progressively moving sand. In order to achieve this goal taking into account the complex interaction effects of piles, cap and subsoil, a laboratory apparatus and small scale models have been designed and fabricated carefully to ensure a reasonable simulation of this geotechnical problem. It is found that the above parameters play an important role in the response of piled foundations. The value of soil displacement at which the measured moment reaches its ultimate value decreases as axial loads increase. Peak displacement of the raft has been found to be a function of soil density.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1938-6362
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Depositing User: TM Toma-Sabbagh
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 08:17
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 18:24

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