Finite element modeling of soil sinkage by multiple loadings

Rashidi, Majid and Khabbaz, Borzoo Ghareei (2011) Finite element modeling of soil sinkage by multiple loadings. In: CIGR 2011 International Symposium on Sustainable Bioproduction - Water, Energy, and Food (WEF 2011), 19-23 Sep 2011, Tokyo, Japan.

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The finite element method (FEM) was used to predict soil sinkage by multiple loadings (ten loadings) of a rectangular plate and a two-dimensional FEM program entitled PRESSINK was modified and employed to perform required numerical calculations. The FEM analysis was finally verified through laboratory test. Results of the laboratory test proved that the FEM is a relatively accurate and powerful technique to predict soil sinkage by multiple loadings. Results of the study also indicated that the number of loadings noticeably affected soil sinkage. Moreover, the first three loadings caused critical soil sinkage and the amount of soil sinkage owing to the first three loadings was about 89% and 82% of the total soil sinkage based on the FEM analysis and laboratory test results, respectively.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 06:08
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: finite element method; modeling; multiple loadings; prediction; soil compaction; soil sinkage
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050305 Soil Physics
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9614 Soils > 961402 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils

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