Fracture and Damage Mechanism of RC Pile Group Foundation under Low Reversed Cyclic Loading
This document explains and demonstrates experimental activity on 4 scale-models of elevated pile cap foundation belonging to a long span continuous bridge. The foundation was composed of 9 piles, pile cap and pier and the special soil box was built to consider soil-pile-superstructure interaction. According to the test result, the development rule of the failure mode, the failure form, the load-displacement hysteretic loops and the plastic hinges mechanism etc. for specimens were summarized. Moreover, the energy dissipation capacity and the viscous damping ratio were gained. The test also provided the data to quantitatively assessment the positive effect of steel protective pipe for RC pile. Fiber beam-column finite element model considering the modified Park-Ang damage index was built in OpenSees. This damage model was proposed to consider the loading path, the pronounced pinching effect of concrete and bond-slip of the reinforcing bars in the paper. In calculation strength degradation and stiffness degradation effects were both embodied. The skeleton curves of test and numerical analysis are both consistent by comparing.
A. Saimoto and M.H. Aliabadi
M. Zhou et al., "Fracture and Damage Mechanism of RC Pile Group Foundation under Low Reversed Cyclic Loading", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 452-453, pp. 665-668, 2011