1st Edition

Installation Effects in Geotechnical Engineering

    Installation effects in geotechnical engineering contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Installation Effects in Geotechnical Engineering (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 24-27 March 2013), the closing conference of GEO-INSTALL (FP7/2007-2013, PIAG-GA-2009-230638), an Industry-Academia Pathways and Partnerships project funded by the European Community from the 7th Framework Programme.

    Infrastructure construction involves the installation of structural elements, such as piles and various ground improvement techniques for soils and rocks. The installation process itself can be quasi-static (for example jacked piles) or dynamic (vibratory methods, such as stone columns and driven piles), and generally involves very large deformations and changes in pore pressure. The fact that natural soils are complex geomaterials, exhibiting structure and rate-dependent behaviour, makes analysis of such problems yet more challenging. In particular, the influence of installation on key design parameters, such as mobilised strength at the soilstructure interface and soil stiffness, is difficult to quantify and, as yet, impossible to model. Numerical analyses using the standard Finite Element Method (FEM) are unable to produce accurate descriptions of large deformation problems due to excessive mesh distortions and novel techniques need to be developed.

    Installation effects in geotechnical engineering presents the latest developments in monitoring, analysing and managing installation effects in geotechnical engineering, and covers aspects ranging from large deformation modelling to real field applications. Topics include: computational methods, constitutive modelling, installation effects, offshore constructions and foundations, soil improvement, and soil-structure interaction. The book is aimed at academics, researchers and practitioners in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics, and at practicing civil engineers.

    Installation effects

    Displacement pile installation effects in sand
    A. Beijer Lundberg, J. Dijkstra & A.F. van Tol

    Cyclic jacking of piles in silt and sand
    F. Burali d’Arezzo, S.K. Haigh & Y. Ishihara

    Influence of installation procedures on the response of capacitance water content sensors
    M. Caruso, F. Avanzi & C. Jommi

    The load capacity of driven cast in-situ piles derived from installation parameters
    D. Egan

    On the numerical modelling and incorporation of installation effects of jacked piles: A practical approach
    H.K. Engin, R.B.J. Brinkgreve & A.F. van Tol

    Analytical and laboratory study of soil disturbance caused by mandrel driven prefabricated vertical drains
    A. Ghandeharioon

    CEL: Simulations for soil plugging, screwed pile installation and deep vibration compaction
    J. Grabe, S. Henke, T. Pucker & T. Hamann

    Towards a framework for the prediction of installation rate effects
    S. Robinson & M.J. Brown

    Rate dependent shear strength of silt at low stresses
    S. te Slaa & J. Dijkstra

    Control of excess pore pressure development during pile installations in soft sensitive clay
    T. Tefera, G. Tvedt & F. Oset

    Seabed pipelines: The influence of installation effects
    D.J. White

    Offshore construction and foundations

    LDFE analysis of installation effects for offshore anchors and foundations
    L. Andresen & H.D.V. Khoa

    Investigation into the effect of pile installation on cyclic lateral capacity of monopiles
    T. de Blaeij & J. Dijkstra

    Development of a coupled FEM-MPM approach to model a 3D membrane with an application of releasing geocontainer from barge
    F. Hamad, C. Moormann & P.A. Vermeer

    Leg penetration assessments for self-elevating tubular leg units in sand over clay conditions
    D.A. Kort, S. Raymackers, H. Hofstede & V. Meyer

    Investigating the scales of fluctuation of an artificial sand island
    M. Lloret-Cabot, M.A. Hicks & J.D. Nuttall

    Soil improvement

    Volume averaging technique in numerical modelling of floating deep mixed columns in soft soils
    P. Becker & M. Karstunen

    Comparison between theoretical procedures and field test results for the evaluation of installation effects of vibro-stone columns
    E. Carvajal, G. Vukotić, J. Castro & W. Wehr

    Numerical analyses of stone column installation in Bothkennar clay
    J. Castro, M. Karstunen, N. Sivasithamparam & C. Sagaseta

    Execution of Springsol® deep mixed columns: Field trials
    S. Melentijevic, F. Martin & L. Prieto

    A method of modelling stone column installation for use in conjunction with unit cell analyses
    B.G. Sexton & B.A. McCabe

    Cement grout filtration in non-cohesive soils
    X.A.L. Stodieck & T. Benz

    The undrained cohesion of the soil as a criterion for column installation with a depth vibrator
    J. Wehr

    Soil-structure interaction

    Modeling of rock fall impact using Discrete Element Method (DEM)
    G. Grimstad, O. Melhus, S. Degago & R. Ebeltoft

    Investigation into the factors affecting the shaft resistance of driven piles in sands
    D. Igoe, K. Gavin & L. Kirwan

    Monitoring and risk assessment in EPB TBM’s in urban environments: High speed railway tunnel Sants-Sagrera running next to Sagrada Familia Basilica (World Heritage)
    J.E. Paris Fernández & J. Gómez Cabrera

    Effect of roughness on keying of plate anchors
    D. Wang, C. Han & C. Gaudin


    M.A. HicksJelke Dijkstra Marti Lloret-CabotMinna Karstunen