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Math. Comput. Appl. 2011, 16(3), 565-575;

Earth Fill Modelling with Finite Element Method

Kocaeli University, Civil Engineering Department, Kocaeli, Turkey
Doka scaffolding system, Güzeller OSB,41400, Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey
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Published: 1 December 2011
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The objective of this study was to examine load-deformation characteristics at different fill layers of a high fill and to determine typical modeling parameters by using plate loading tests in a real construction site. The average value of the modulus of elasticity Eplaxis was found to be 53 MN/m2 and Poisson’s ratio was found to be 0.2 for the dense sand soil of the construction site. With proper compaction, load-deformation characteristics were found to be almost identical in different layers of the fill and very close to that of the natural soil.
Keywords: Granular fill; Plate loading test; Plaxis; Elasticity modulus Granular fill; Plate loading test; Plaxis; Elasticity modulus
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Kavaka, A.; Okaya, F.; Doğanb, S.; Mutmana, U. Earth Fill Modelling with Finite Element Method. Math. Comput. Appl. 2011, 16, 565-575.

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