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dc.contributor.advisorMohamed, Mostafa H.A.
dc.contributor.advisorSheehan, Therese
dc.contributor.authorAqoub, Khaled M. A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-11T11:55:00Z
dc.date.available2020-03-11T11:55:00Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/17707
dc.description.abstractReinforced piled embankment technique is becoming increasingly utilised for the construction over soft grounds. Most of the studies focused on studying the behaviour of piled embankments that are loaded with static surcharge load. However, less attention has been given to the behaviour of piled embankments under cyclic loading conditions. In this study, an experimental programme has been undertaken to improve our understanding for the behaviour of unreinforced and reinforced shallow piled embankments subject to cyclic loadings that are applied over a specific area of the embankment. The results showed that arching of the soil was adversely affected during the initial stages of cyclic loading regardless of the embankment height. However, regain of strength and recovery of the arching effect was observable during further stages of cyclic loadings. Inclusion of reinforcement layers was found to enhance the performance of load transfer mechanisms. The surface settlement increased with raising the embankment height and reduced with increasing the number of reinforcement layers. Two preliminary experimental studies have been carried out in order to be able to understand and design the main experiment. The results showed that with increasing number of reinforcement layers, enormous cycles of loading could be applied without experiencing excessive deformation or loss of bearing resistance. Furthermore, it was observed that alternating the direction of movement significantly affected the formation of arching during the initial cycles irrespective of the embankment height.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipHigher Education Institute of the Libyan Governmenten_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-nd/3.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />The University of Bradford theses are licenced under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Licence</a>.eng
dc.subjectGeosyntheticsen_US
dc.subjectReinforced piled embankmenten_US
dc.subjectCyclic loadingsen_US
dc.subjectSoil reinforcementen_US
dc.subjectArchingen_US
dc.subjectMembrane effectsen_US
dc.titleExperimental analysis of unreinforced and reinforced piled embankment subjected to cyclic loadsen_US
dc.type.qualificationleveldoctoralen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bradfordeng
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Engineering and Informaticsen_US
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_US
dc.date.awarded2018
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-11T11:55:00Z


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