Risk analysis of pile pressing-in on an adjacent earth-retaining wall

Amy D.D. Lu*, Albert T. Yeung


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Pile pressing-in is a green pile installation technology that uses hydraulic jacks to press piles into the ground. It is environmentally friendly as it eliminates the noise and vibration nuisance as well as air pollution problems. The current state of development of the pressing-in technique and equipment allows piles to be pressed-in very close to existing permanent or temporary earth-retaining walls. The piles being installed may induce additional lateral loads on the retaining wall and/or excessive movement of the wall, and may thus have detrimental effects on the stability of the wall. It is of great importance to understand these adverse effects that may be induced by pile pressing-in to ensure the stability of any nearby retaining walls. However, it is extremely expensive and time-consuming to conduct a full-scale evaluation. Therefore, laboratory evaluation using a scaled model was adopted in this research. The availability of a hi-tech tactile pressure sensor mat makes it possible to measure the normal stress on a laboratory-scale model retaining wall with high accuracy. Based on a series of laboratory tests, the variation of factor of safety against sliding k with distance between the pile and the retaining wall was quantified. Influences of the movement of the retaining wall on k were studied. Limitations of the current research are also discussed.

主出版物標題GeoRisk 2011
主出版物子標題Geotechnical Risk Assessment and Management - Proceedings of the GeoRisk 2011 Conference
版本224 GSP
出版狀態Published - 2011
事件GeoRisk 2011: Geotechnical Risk Assessment and Management - Atlanta, GA, United States
持續時間: 26 6月 201128 6月 2011


名字Geotechnical Special Publication
號碼224 GSP


ConferenceGeoRisk 2011: Geotechnical Risk Assessment and Management
國家/地區United States
城市Atlanta, GA


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