Comparative Analysis on Neutral Point Distribution in Rigid Pile Composite Foundation on Collapsible Loess in High Speed Railway
To research and analyze the neutral point distribution of rigid pile composite foundation on collapsible loess ground in high speed railway, the centrifuge model tests are used to imitate pile raft composite foundation and pile net composite foundation in different pile spacing based on the experimental study at home and abroad. The research results show that the movement of negative skin friction and the position of neutral point which is drop conspicuously with larger pile spacing are a continuous changing process in composite foundation. In the pile spacing 2D,4D,6D of pile raft composite foundation, the stable range of neutral point position are 0.25(the pile length ratio), 0.59,0.63 separately in post-construction stage. In the pile spacing 2D(no pile-cap),4D(no pile-cap),4D(pile-cap),6D(pile-cap) of pile net composite foundation, the stable range of neutral point position are 0.37to0.43(the pile length ratio),0.50,0.80,0.81separately in post-construction stage. The pile-cap setting has more influence on Neutral point distribution. Suggestions are given that the waterproof and drainage measures in foundation must be considered when setting up composite foundation on collapsible loess.
C. D. Wang et al., "Comparative Analysis on Neutral Point Distribution in Rigid Pile Composite Foundation on Collapsible Loess in High Speed Railway", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 90-93, pp. 471-476, 2011