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DETERMINING ADDITIONAL MODULUS OF SUBGRADE REACTION BASED ON TOLERABLE SETTLEMENT FOR THE NAILED-SLAB SYSTEM RESTING ON SOFT CLAY (2012)
Nailed-slab System is a proposed alternative solution for rigid pavement problem on soft soils. Equivalent modulus of subgrade reaction (k’) can be used in designing of nailed-slab system. This modular is the cumulative of modulus of subgrade reaction from plate load test (k) and additional modulus of subgrade reaction due to pile installing (Dk). A recent method has used reduction of pile resistance approach in determining Dk. The relative displacement between pile and soils, and reduction of pile resistance has been identified. In fact, determining of reduction of pile resistance is difficult. This paper proposes an approach by considering tolerable settlement of rigid pavement. Validation is carried out with respect to a loading test of nailed-slab models. The models are presented as strip section of rigid pavement. The theory of beams on elastic foundation is used to calculate the slab deflection by using k’. Proposed approach can results in deflection prediction close to observed one. In practice, the Nailed-slab System would be constructed by multiple-row piles. Designing this system based on one-pile row analysis will give more safety design and will consume less time.
International Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering IJCEE-IJENS Vol: 12 No: 03
Gadjah Mada University