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Geomechanics and Engineering
  Volume 13, Number 4, October 2017, pages 621-640

Physical test study on double-row long-short composite anti-sliding piles
Yongjiang Shen, Zhijun Wu, Zhengliang Xiang and Ming Yang

    The double-row long-short composite anti-sliding piles system is an effective way to control the landslides with high thrust. In this study, The double-row long-short composite anti-sliding piles with different load segment length (cantilever length) and different pile row spacing were studied by a series of physical tests, by which the influences of load segment length of rear-row piles as well as pile row spacing on the mechanical response of double-row long-short composite anti-sliding pile system were investigated. Based on the earth pressures in front of and behind the piles obtained during tests, then the maximum bending moments of the fore-row and the rear-row piles were calculated. By ensuring a equal maximum moments in the fore-row and the rear-row piles, the optimum lengths of the rear-row piles of double-row long-short composite system under different piles spacing were proposed. To investigate the validity of the reduced scale tests, the full-scale numerical models of the landside were finally conducted. By the comparisons between the numerical and the physical test results, it could be seen that the reduced scale tests conducted in this study are reliable. The results showed that the double-row long-short composite anti-sliding piles system is effective in the distribution of the landslide thrust to the rear-row and the fore-row piles.
Key Words
    anti-sliding pile; double-row long-short composite system; load segment length; pile row spacing; earth pressures
Yongjiang Shen, Zhengliang Xiang and Ming Yang: Institute of Disaster Prevention Science and Safety Technology, School of Civil Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410075, China
Zhijun Wu: 1.) The Key Laboratory of Safety for Geotechnical and Structural Engineering of Hubei Province,
School of Civil Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072, China
2.) State Key Laboratory of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China


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