Study of Vertical Variation Regularity of Horizontal Soil Arching Height Along Pile Length
Science Research
Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2017, Pages: 44-49
Received: Aug. 7, 2017; Published: Aug. 7, 2017
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Dengfeng Li, Department of Geology Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
Xiewen Hu, Department of Geology Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
Xiaoyan Zhao, Department of Geology Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
Jingwu Zhang, School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing, China
Victor Maicolo Nhansumba, Department of Geology Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
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Stabilizing piles are now considered one of the most effective measures of enhancing the stability of landslides, the horizontal soil arching effect has an important influence on the force of the structure between piles. Until now, the variation of the soil arching height along pile length is not considered in practice, and the variation which can affect the force of stabilizing piles and the structures between piles. This paper presents the numerical simulation to analyze the law of the variation of soil arching height along pile length. The results show that (a) the height of the soil arching decreases monotonously along pile length; (b) the position of the soil arching appears above sliding surface and under the pile-top; (c) the soil arching effect cannot be considered under the sliding surface.
Stabilizing Piles, Soil Arching Effect, Numerical Simulation, Soil Arching Height
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Dengfeng Li, Xiewen Hu, Xiaoyan Zhao, Jingwu Zhang, Victor Maicolo Nhansumba, Study of Vertical Variation Regularity of Horizontal Soil Arching Height Along Pile Length, Science Research. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2017, pp. 44-49. doi: 10.11648/
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