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# Settlement Prediction and Calculation of Embankment on Soft Ground

Author: WangZhiLiang
Tutor: YinZongZe
School: Hohai University
Course: Geotechnical Engineering
Keywords: Embankment on Soft Ground Settlement Empirical formula model Biot's consolidation Finite element method Duncan - Chang model Sensitivity Analysis Parameter correction Settlement correction factor No element method
CLC: U416.1
Type: PhD thesis
Year: 2004
Quote: 50

### Abstract

 Highway settlement has not been rigorously calculation and control, occurs shortly after the completion of pavement cracking, the bridgehead wrong Taiwan and other phenomena, this is not only a threat to the security of transportation, but also resulted in the waste of manpower and material resources. This paper focuses on the Embankment on Soft Ground Settlement Prediction and calculation of the core issues launched following research: (1) embankment settlement prediction model, Forecasting Method. Error Analysis and comparison, the growth curve model is introduced into the embankment settlement under the multi-level load forecasts. Secondly, taking into account the effect of the presence of soft soil rheology, included in the soft soil of secondary compression empirical formula; (2) finite element method for settlement calculation of practical research. Not triaxial test for general road works subject to settlement finite element method, according to the routine testing of soil tangent modulus of the method for determining the correction factor, but also made of sandy soil and viscous soil are applicable to the tangent Poisson's ratio approximate alternative formula; (3) based on improved BP network Duncan-Chang model parameters Correction. Nonlinear finite element program, 8 Duncan - Chang model parameters embankment settlement relationship analyzed in detail to find the main parameters of the impact of settlement; Next, the traditional three-layer BP network has a slow rate of convergence, easy to fall into lack of local minimum, be amended, proposed an improved BP neural network model; Finally, according to the results of the sensitivity analysis, based on improved BP network model for strong nonlinear mapping ability and the early settlement of the measured data, natural subgrade soil nonlinear model parameters back analysis correction; (4) settlement calculation of one-dimensional method considering stress history, lateral deformation studies. Next, for a v , e ~ p method proposed the correction coefficient M consider the soil stress history formula; e-lgp law or stress history revised a v , e ~ p, by a large number of non-linear finite element calculation are given homogeneous embankment and consideration of the non-homogeneous embankment soil lateral deformation of settlement the correction coefficient M 2 formula. Integrated these two aspects, one-way hierarchical synthesis method of calculation results tend to be more accurate, not only considering the stress history, but also included in the soil side even to the deformation properties of nonlinear soil; (5) settlement calculation of embankment element method applied research. This paper discusses the unequal order polynomial basis radial point interpolation element method shape function interpolation scheme, given the Biot's consolidation problem solving plane strain equation, the preparation of the corresponding computer program, and the soft ground The embankment settlement of a non-linear calculations, and achieved satisfactory results.