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Modelling granular soil to predict pressures on integral bridge abutments

Banks, J.R, Knight, T, Young, J and Bloodworth, A.G. (2008) Modelling granular soil to predict pressures on integral bridge abutments At IABMAS 2008: Fourth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Korea, Republic of. 13 - 17 Jul 2008. 8 pp.

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Abstract

Presented here is a granular soil model created to investigate the soil pressures
which develop behind integral bridge abutments. The problem is introduced along with a brief
summary of the fundamental behaviour, the model produced, and the initial validation. The paper
looks at the initial outcome of the final validation procedure where experimental behaviour
of an abutment is compared to the modelled behaviour, and the influence of the Young’s
modulus profile applied is investigated. The results show that the model behaves as expected
producing lateral stresses close to those measured experimentally. Comparisons show that the
Young’s modulus profile adopted influences the resultant lateral stresses sufficiently to warrant
further investigation.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 13 July 2008
Venue - Dates: IABMAS 2008: Fourth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Korea, Republic of, 2008-07-13 - 2008-07-17
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Local EPrints ID: 52629
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/52629
PURE UUID: d37f7f6e-8bfc-449a-af45-e78785ebf5a2

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Date deposited: 16 Jul 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:40

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Author: J.R Banks
Author: T Knight
Author: J Young
Author: A.G. Bloodworth

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