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Title: Soil-pile interaction of bored and cast in-situ piles
Author: Lee, Lin
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2001
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The research presented in this thesis was undertaken to investigate the changes of the engineering properties of clay surrounding bored piles induced by the ion migration and hence the variation of shaft carrying capacity with time. As lime forms one of the major chemical compositions in cement, it follows that the cement from the bored piles will have a similar effect of improving the engineering properties of the clay adjacent to the bored piles. A number of model piles were constructed in order to study the soil-pile chemical interaction. At a specific time, the piles were subjected to load tests and the clay surrounding the piles was tested for its engineering and chemical properties. The load-settlement curves show that failures take place at large displacements compared with the typical values of 0.5% to 2% of pile diameter normally used. From the tests and analysis of other researchers' works together with the results from this research, equations were drawn for determining the settlement to fully mobilize the shaft resistance of pile. The results obtained showed that the shaft resistance of the bored pile increased with time over the monitoring period investigated. Together with this, calcium and hydroxyl ions were detected in the clay surrounding the pile. It can be concluded that soil-pile chemical reaction does take place and it affects pile behaviour.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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