Improved Prediction Model for Dynamic Resilient Modulus of Subgrade Silty Clay in Eastern Hunan and Its Relevant Finite Element Method Implementation
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages: 44-54
Received: Jan. 30, 2018; Published: Feb. 3, 2018
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Dong Cheng, Hunan Communication Research Institute Limited Company, Changsha, China; School of Civil Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China
Zheng Guo-yong, School of Civil Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China
Liu Wen-jie, Hunan Communication Research Institute Limited Company, Changsha, China; School of Civil Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China
Zhou Lun, Hunan Communication Research Institute Limited Company, Changsha, China
Zhang Rui-lei, Hunan Communication Research Institute Limited Company, Changsha, China
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Abstract
With the enhancement of transportation speed and axle load, dynamic response of subgrade increases significantly. In order to improve the calculation accuracy of subgrade response under complex stress state, it is necessary to use dynamic indicators instead of static indicators in calculative process. For the sake of investigating the influence factor of dynamic resilient modulus of subgrade silty clay in Eastern Hunan, resilient modulus tests were carried out by conducting repeated load tri-axial tests. Based on available model, an improved resilient modulus prediction model considering four parameters was proposed by introducing k4. Corresponding accurate consistent tangent stiffness matrix was derived. Afterward, the improved model was implemented into finite element method software and verification work was put forward both on single element and pavement-subgrade structure. Finally, calculated results were compared with in-site measured results. Study achievements demonstrate that the improved model exhibits a higher precision and efficiency on single element because k4 can better adjust the affecting proportion of octahedral shear stress. When applied to analysis on pavement-subgrade structure, the improved model can reflect subgrade resilient modulus distribution and evolution more factually. In addition, numerical calculated result nearly coincides with measured results, which shows the application value of the improved model.
Keywords
Silty Clay, Dynamic Resilient Modulus, Prediction Model, Consistent Tangent Stiffness Matrix, Finite Element Method
To cite this article
Dong Cheng, Zheng Guo-yong, Liu Wen-jie, Zhou Lun, Zhang Rui-lei, Improved Prediction Model for Dynamic Resilient Modulus of Subgrade Silty Clay in Eastern Hunan and Its Relevant Finite Element Method Implementation, American Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2018, pp. 44-54. doi: 10.11648/j.ajce.20180601.18
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