Papers by Author: Wei Zhang

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Authors: Wei Zhang, Ming Yi Zhang, Li Tang Gao
Abstract: Earlier laboratory test results showed a possibility of utilizing GFRP beam as a mid-beam in foundation pit support. This paper presents the development of a new-style GFRP mid-beam with I-section and double webs. Loading tests show that the new-style GFRP middle beam can satisfy the requirements for the globe and local stabilities, and simultaneously the material strengths of the middle beam can also be fully utilized. Beam tests with bolted connections show that a combined use of steel bolts and GFRP splice plates improved the stiffness and strength of the beam by 17.9% and 45%, respectively.
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Authors: Wei Zhang, Ming Yi Zhang, Li Tang Gao
Abstract: The laboratory studies on the mechanical properties of the GFRP beams with two different sections are carried out. Their mechanical behavior and the failure features are described and analyzed. The test results indicate that the stability of the GFRP middle beam and the local strength at the joint between the web and the flange are the main factors in the design of the composite middle beams. Based on the test results, a new-style GFRP middle beam with- I-section and double webs is proposed and designed. Loading test shows that the composite material with I-section and double webs can satisfy the requirements for the globe and local stabilities, and simultaneously the material strengths of the middle beam can also be fully utilized. Maybe the proposed new-style beam is the best section type for the middle beam. Also, local strengthening should be adopted in the middle beam-bolt joint.
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Authors: Ming Yi Zhang, Hai Lei Kou, Wei Zhang
Abstract: Pressured multi-branch bored pile is a new pile on the basis of squeezed branch reaming pile improved, it is a new pile technology focus on many advantages of the static pile, driven cast-in-place pile, belled pile and multi-branch bored pile. Pressured multi-branch bored pile has high bearing capacity, small settlement, cost-effective advantages of better. Numerical simulation of pressured double-branch pile on the vertical compression with ANSYS finite element analysis software obtained the alternate variation of the lateral friction and tip resistance of pile under the vertical load. Many branch of pile constitute multi-pivot friction and end-bearing pile, the bearing branch bear mainly bear vertical load, above branch force greater than the following branch. It is proposed recommended value about the vertical critical spacing of branch and the level spacing of pressured branch pile.
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Authors: Ming Yi Zhang, Hai Lei Kou, Wei Zhang
Abstract: Different constitutive models is piecewise adopted including modified Cam clay model in cohesive soil and Drucker–Prager model in sand in order to simulate the penetration of jacked piles with ABAQUS more reasonably in layered soil particularly in interactive cohesive and sandy layered soil. Simultaneously, a series of other measures are taken including smoothing the angular corner between the tip and the shaft of a pile in the penetration process, allowing elastic slip even local detachment in pile-soil interface, making the initial stress equilibrium in layered soil come true by means of unconventional multiple calculation and so on. Combining with engineering example, the process of successive penetration of jacked pile in layered soil of having significantly different properties and stiff soil-interlayer in soft soil is simulated and calculated successfully, reflecting the abrupt change phenomenon of stress around pile and jacking resistance. And so the conclusion of numerical analysis is consistent with the in-situ observations.
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