Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

The earth pressure distribution against, and the displacement of, a braced sheet pile wall in soft clay have been examined. In connection with the construction of a fly-over, on the west cost of Sweden, two sections of a braced sheet pile wall were instrumented. The instrumentation consisted of earth pressure cells and inclinometer pipes mounted on three sheet piles. The sheet pile wall was also analyzed by means of the FLAC code in which the interaction between the sheet pile wall, the struts and the soil was studied. The movements and the calculations are compared with a conventional design method according to Peck. The results indicate that the earth pressure distribution and the deflection of the wall is strongly dependent on the construction procedure. The FLAC code was found to be a useful tool for parameter studies, but can hardly be used for design.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Behavior of a Braced Sheet Pile Wall in Soft Clay

St. Louis, Missouri

The earth pressure distribution against, and the displacement of, a braced sheet pile wall in soft clay have been examined. In connection with the construction of a fly-over, on the west cost of Sweden, two sections of a braced sheet pile wall were instrumented. The instrumentation consisted of earth pressure cells and inclinometer pipes mounted on three sheet piles. The sheet pile wall was also analyzed by means of the FLAC code in which the interaction between the sheet pile wall, the struts and the soil was studied. The movements and the calculations are compared with a conventional design method according to Peck. The results indicate that the earth pressure distribution and the deflection of the wall is strongly dependent on the construction procedure. The FLAC code was found to be a useful tool for parameter studies, but can hardly be used for design.