Roads and Bridges - Drogi i Mosty
17, 3, 2018, 181-191

Testing the load capacity of a soil-steel box structure

Czesław Machelski Mail
Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, 11 Grunwaldzki Sq., 50-377 Wrocław
Leszek Korusiewicz Mail
Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 5-7 Łukasiewicza St., 50-371 Wrocław
Published: 2018-09-30

Abstract

The deformation of the circumferential section of a box culvert shell made of corrugated steel plates is analysed. Deflections and unit strains in selected shell points were adopted as the measure of the deformation of the corrugated steel shell. The quantities were measured using inductive displacement gauges and electric resistance strain gauges. The investigations were carried out in laboratory conditions under specifically selected configurations of a distributed load. Loading intensity, surcharge thickness and the area of load action on the surcharge were adopted as variable test parameters. The effectiveness of the interaction between a geo-grid and the soil in the surcharge in reducing the deformation of the shell was analysed.

Keywords


deformation of corrugated steel shells, laboratory testing, soil-steel structures, static loads

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Testing the load capacity of a soil-steel box structure

  
Machelski, Czesław; Korusiewicz, Leszek. Testing the load capacity of a soil-steel box structure. Roads and Bridges - Drogi i Mosty, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 3, p. 181-191, sep. 2018. ISSN 2449-769X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 Nov. 2018. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7409/rabdim.018.011.