RHEOLOGICAL MODEL FOR TIME DEPENDENT BEHAVIOUR OF LATERALLY LOADED PILES ---INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RHEOLOGY AND SOIL MECHANICS, 12-16 SEPTEMBER 1988, COVENTRY, UK

A comprehensive experimental study has been carried out on single vertical and batter piles in a soft saturated clay deposit under lateral load. Based upon the load-time-deformation characteristics of the system a rheological model consisting of a non-linear spring simulating the strain softening effect of creeping plastic soil mass and a dashpot with a non-linear viscosity to account for the actual change in viscosity of the system has been developed to predict the behaviour of piles. The rheological constants of the model have been evaluated by utilising the data from two pile load tests. The rheological constants are then utilised to predict the time-deformation history of the pile. The influence of various factors affecting the rheological constants has been highlighted. Using the suggested rheological model the test data on laterally loaded piles reported in the literature has been analysed and comparison with observed and predicted deformations have been made demonstrating the universality of the approach. For the covering abstract of this conference see IRRD 818664.

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    Elsevier Science Publishers

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  • Authors:
    • Murtaza, G
    • Ranjan, G
    • Prakash, S
  • Publication Date: 1988

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 74-88
  • Monograph Title: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RHEOLOGY AND SOIL MECHANICS, 12-16 SEPTEMBER 1988, COVENTRY, UK

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  • Accession Number: 00487440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 1-85166-273-1
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1989 12:00AM