Assessment of Stress Paths Around Large-Diameter Loaded Piles Under Lateral Cyclic Loading

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Stress-strain response of the soil is dependent on the particular stress path imposed by the nearby geotechnical structure. This paper uses 3D numerical analyses to explore the stress paths experienced by soil elements around large diameter piles in sand subjected to cyclic lateral loading. Based on the outcome of the finite element analysis, typical stress paths for different soil elements around the pile are extracted featured with variation of normal stress and shear stress and the rotation of principal stress axis. This preliminary investigation provides recommendation for experimental campaign of tests and the Hollow Cylinder Torsional Apparatus is found enables a much better simulation, including the replication of the rotation of principal stress axes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges and Innovations in Geomechanics - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of IACMAG - Volume 3
Subtitle of host publicationIACMAG 2022, Turin
EditorsMarco Barla, Alessandra Insana, Alice Di Donna, Donatella Sterpi
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-303112850-9
ISBN (Print)9783031128509
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume288 LNCE
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgements. The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support of the first Author from China Scholarship Council (CSC) and University of Bristol. (CSC201806220008).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


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