Behavior of Single Micropile Under Different Lateral Load Rates
Engineering and Technology Journal,
2021, Volume 39, Issue 2A, Pages 167-179
AbstractThis paper displays an empirical work of a micropile inserted in the dry river sand with different length to diameter (L/D) ratios (13, 15, 27, 42, and 50). The experimental work is executed on the models of micropile to imitate the side force motion, acting on the micropile head to explain the micropile conduct due to the different side force rates. Forty-five models are tested (eighteen models for short pile, eighteen model for long pile and nine models for intermediate) embedded in different relative densities of sandy soil. The results illustrate that for the same relative density, the lateral load is decreased when the moving rate increasing from (3.37 to 3.97 then 4.59 mm/min), that means frequency (0.55 to 0.65 then 0.75 Hz), respectively.
At the same moving rate of horizontal loading, the value of lateral load increased with the increase of horizontal displacement until reach to the 12mm at the end of the test. The duration of the test decreased with the increase of moving rate and the maximum duration of the test recorded for micropile model has (L/D) of 50 with 75% relative density when the moving rate of lateral load is 3.37 mm/min. Also, it is found that the duration of the test increases when the relative density increased at the same moving rate.
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