Model Test and Study on Pile Foundation in Transversely Isotropy Clay
To further verify the feasibility of theoretic calculation, according to similarity theory, the principles and methods of pile foundation-soil interaction in saturated soft clay are determined. It studies acceleration interaction of each test point on the soil surface under the same largest shock force with different frequency on the top of the pile. The results of experiment show that the acceleration interaction trend of each point changes with the change of shock frequency, it shapes like a down N with the shock frequency of 5Hz, like an M with the shock frequency of 10Hz, like a down V under the shock frequency of 15Hz～30Hz. With the shock frequency of 40Hz and 50Hz, it likes a plane curve (hyperbolic curve) shape.
Paul P. Lin and Chunliang Zhang
Z. C. Zhu et al., "Model Test and Study on Pile Foundation in Transversely Isotropy Clay", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 105-107, pp. 1380-1384, 2012