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Geotechnical and Geological Engineering

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 783–791 | Cite as

Experimental Investigation on the Movement of Soil and Piles in Transparent Granular Soils

  • Feng Yin
  • Yang XiaoEmail author
  • Hanlong Liu
  • Hang Zhou
  • Jian Chu
Original paper

Abstract

In order to visually observe the displacement characteristics of internal soil, model tests on the penetration of six flat-ended piles in synthetic transparent soil were carried out. The granular-soil particles were registered by laser speckles, thus the penetration process of the piles was visualized. The movement of pile-soil interaction was determined by comparing the images before and after penetrations. Based on the test results, the vertical and horizontal displacement of the granular caused by a sequence of jacked piles was discussed. The sheltering effect of the adjacent piles during the penetration of the follow-up pile was analyzed. The responses of the granular soils during the penetration of piles were discussed, and test data was compared with DEM analyses. The pile heave at different stages of the penetration and the ground uplift at different positions were evaluated and compared.

Keywords

Transparent granular soil Model tests Non-intrusive measurement Soil movements Piles 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the financial support from the National Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51678094 and 51509024) and the Project funded by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant No. 2016M590864).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Feng Yin
    • 1
  • Yang Xiao
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Hanlong Liu
    • 1
  • Hang Zhou
    • 1
  • Jian Chu
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringChongqing UniversityChongqingChina
  2. 2.China Key Laboratory of New Technology for Construction of Cities in Mountain Area (Chongqing University)Ministry of EducationChongqingChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Coal Mine Disaster Dynamics and ControlChongqing UniversityChongqingChina
  4. 4.Department of Civil EngineeringConstruction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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