Eemdijk full-scale field test programme: sheet pile pullover tests (TProgramme d’essai terrain à taille réelle Eemdijk: essais de déformation et de rupture de murs palplanches)

Arny Lengkeek, Thomas Naves, M. Post, J. Breedeveld

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Abstract

Dikes in the Netherlands have traditionally been constructed with soil. Climate change and sub-sidence requires heightening and or reinforcing of these existing ground dikes. Traditional reinforcements de-mand additional space, which in some cases conflicts with existing buildings. Applying sheet pile walls in dikes allows for strengthening while minimizing the increase in footprint. However, a validated design approach that complies with relevant regulations lacks. To enable the validation of a proposed design approach, a full-scale field test programme (Eemdijkproef) was performed near the town of Eemdijk, The Netherlands. It consisted of a step wise approach: 1) sheet pile pullover tests, 2) ground dike stability test, 3) sheet pile dike stability test. All tests were loaded until failure occurred. The full-scale pullover tests (POT) consisted of 4 sheet pile configura-tions. The length of the sheet piles varies between 13 and 16m and the width of the panel varies between 1.8 and 4.2m. Both Z- and U-profiles have been tested. This paper presents the test setup, monitoring, measurements and first findings. The test program provides better insight in the soil-structure interaction of an embedded sheet pile in soft soil. Ultimately this will lead to a validated design approach for sheet pile walls in dikes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XVII ECSMGE-2019
Subtitle of host publicationGeotechnical Engineering foundation of the future
EditorsHaraldur Sigursteinsson, Sigurður Erlingsson, Bjarni Bessason
PublisherIcelandic Geotechnical Society (IGS)
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-9935-9436-1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventThe XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering, foundation of the future - Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 1 Sep 20196 Sep 2019
https://www.ecsmge-2019.com/#

Conference

ConferenceThe XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Abbreviated titleECSMGE
CountryIceland
CityReykjavik
Period1/09/196/09/19
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Keywords

  • Levee
  • Dike
  • Sheet pile
  • Full-scale pullover test
  • Monitoring instrumentation

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