An Experimental Study on Dynamic Model Groove Under Shock Excitation

Changmin Yang1, *, Tongfei Hou1, Bing Cui2, Jiaqi Lou1
1 School of Architecture and Engineering, Hebei University, Baoding, Hebei,071002, China
2 Shanghai Zhongliang Real Estate Group Co. LTD, Shanghai, 200000, China



Variation laws of dynamic response and settlement deformation at different depths of soil roadbed were investigated and summarized in this study through a simulation test with a dynamic model groove in soft clay foundation of low road embankment.

Materials and Methods:

In this test, the traffic load was simulated by single-point and double-point shock excitation. Besides, loading frequency, intensity and duration were adjusted by a single variable control method. Research results show that peak values of soil pressure and pore water pressure decrease with the increase of buried depth, but they are unrelated to loading intensity and frequency.

Results and Conclusion:

Nevertheless, settlement deformation does not increase linearly with the increase of frequency or time difference. The accumulative settlement at a depth varies as the loading time increases.

Keywords: Soft clay foundation, Low embankment, Traffic load, Dynamic response, Settlement.

Abstract Information

Identifiers and Pagination:

Volume: 13
First Page: 1
Last Page: 10
Publisher Item Identifier: EA-TOCIEJ-2019-39

Article History:

Received Date: 01/08/2019
Revision Received Date: 23/09/2019
Acceptance Date: 30/09/2019

© 2019 Yang et al.

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* Address correspondence to this author at College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Hebei University, China; Tel: 13383123086;