Developing physical model for bearing capacity and flow net applications

Jiankulprasert, Manop (2006) Developing physical model for bearing capacity and flow net applications. [USQ Project]


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Bearing capacity and flow nets are geotechnical problems that civil engineers will encounter in practice. Small scaled physical models can be used to improve understanding of physical behavior for these two particular problems. The ultimate load which a foundation can support may be calculated using bearing capacity theory. An experimental study procedure of soil ultimate bearing capacity was developed based on a previous research project student. One dimension consolidation was introduced in order to reduce the moisture content of the clay sample after mixed. Fine sand and coarse sand were also used in this study. Flow net is a graphical solution of the Laplace equation used to estimated the seepage quantities. Seepage quantities are often required for foundation engineering work to determine the pumping requirements to dewater excavation sites and cofferdams. The double-wall cofferdam model was selected to simulate the flow nets concept. The model was also used for the study of the quicksand failure condition.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:07
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: soil; bearing capacity; Terzaghi; Meyerhof; Hansen; Vesic; foundations
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050399 Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400502 Civil geotechnical engineering
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4106 Soil sciences > 410699 Soil sciences not elsewhere classified

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