Structure-Soil Interaction of Buried Corrugated Steel Arch Bridge
Corrugated steel plate and surrounding soils are working together to share the load in buried corrugated steel structures. It is complicated to consider the structure-soil interaction, so the finite element method has already become the chief means of complicated structure analysis. Based on a practical project, considering structure-soil interaction, by using the finite element program of ANSYS, the paper set up a 2-D FE model and analyzed the soil pressure, the structural deformation and the internal force under different load conditions in detail. The analysis shows that structure-soil interaction has brought about stresses redistribution of surrounding soils, and adverse effects of soil pressure and displacement were limited. The variation range of soil pressure on the crown of arch increases with the load increases and the peak value of soil pressure approach to the code value and a rebound appears in the vehicle load range. The tendencies of vertical soil displacement are nearly the same to different load conditions, and the peak value of moments has an obvious change and can be influenced greatly by deflective load.
M. X. Zhang et al., "Structure-Soil Interaction of Buried Corrugated Steel Arch Bridge", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 2112-2117, 2011