Experimental investigation of the effects of pipe location on the bearing capacity


Bildik S., Laman M.

GEOMECHANICS AND ENGINEERING, cilt.8, ss.221-235, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12989/gae.2015.8.2.221
  • Dergi Adı: GEOMECHANICS AND ENGINEERING
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.221-235

Özet

A series of laboratory model tests were conducted to investigate the effects of buried pipes location on the bearing capacity of strip footing in cohesionless soil. The variables examined in the testing program include relative density of the sand, loading rate of tests, burial depths of pipe and horizontal distance of pipe to footing. The test results showed a significant increase in bearing capacities when embedment ratio of pipe and horizontal distance of pipe to footing were increased. Based on the test results, it can be concluded that the location of pipes and relative density of sand are main parameters that affect the bearing capacity of strip footing. However, loading rate has not considerable effect on bearing capacity.