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Zhang J.,Southwest Jiaotong University | Zhang J.,Chengdu Construction Engineering Science Research and Design Institute | Xiao S.,Southwest Jiaotong University | Zou L.,Chengdu Construction Engineering Science Research and Design Institute | And 2 more authors.
Tumu Jianzhu yu Huanjing Gongcheng/Journal of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering | Year: 2013

In recent years, the round deep foundation pits engineering gradually appears in Chengdu Plain whose strata are mainly sand-cobble soils. However, there are no proper calculation methods of earth pressure in retaining structure like this and distribution mode of the pressure is unknown. With the use of elastoplastic numerical simulation method involved in interaction between retaining piles and soil, the distribution law of earth pressure of the round deep foundation pit retaining structure is determined. The result shows that distribution of earth pressure on a pile is triangular and the maximum lies in the location of pit bottom, but the average value of the pressure is less than Rankine active earth pressure. Model tests have also been carried out so as to verify the distribution mode. As for the test model, the values obtained by the numerical simulation method are approximately similar to the experimental results in the distribution law as a whole, which to some degree suggests the rationality of the numerical simulation results. Source

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