Study on the Effects of Grouting and Roughness on the Shear Behavior of Cohesive Soil–Concrete Interfaces

You-Bao Wang, Chunfeng Zhao, Yue Wu
2020 Materials  
Grouted soil–concrete interfaces exist in bored piles with post-grouting in pile tip or sides and they have a substantial influence on pile skin friction. To study the effect of grouting volume on the shearing characteristics of the interface between cohesive soil and concrete piles with different roughness, grouting equipment and a direct shear apparatus were combined to carry out a total of 48 groups of direct shear tests on cohesive soil–concrete interfaces incorporating the grouting
more » ... he grouting process. The test results showed that the shear behavior of the grouted cohesive soil–concrete interface was improved mainly because increasing the grouting volume and roughness increased the interfacial apparent cohesion. In contrast, increasing the grouting volume and roughness had no obvious increasing effects on the interfacial friction angle. Interfacial grouting contributed to the transition in the grouted cohesive soil from shrinkage to dilation: as the grouting volume increased, the shrinkage became weaker and the dilation became more obvious. The shear band exhibited a parabolic distribution rather than a uniform distribution along the shearing direction and that the shear band thickness was greater in the shearing direction, and it will become thicker with increasing grouting volume or roughness. The analysis can help to understand the shear characteristics of soil–pile interface in studying the vertical bearing properties of pile with post-grouting in tip or sides.
doi:10.3390/ma13143043 pmid:32650413 fatcat:5li4vdhshrfalfzrzfowzntuqa