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Analysis of Waterfront Excavation Adjacent to Pile-supported Wharves

  • Z. K. Cheng
  • D. G. Wang
  • Y. C. DingEmail author
  • J. Z. Hang
  • Q. Gu
  • J. H. Wang
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Abstract

The two-dimensional numerical simulations were carried out to investigate the performances of the diaphragm wall scheme and the composite steel sheet pile wall scheme for a waterfront braced excavation adjacent to the pile-supported wharves, of which the lateral displacement as well as the safety factor of stability of the two retaining structures were analyzed. The results reveal that the composite steel sheet pile wall can exert the greater global bending stiffness and reduce the lateral soil pressure. Therefore, the maximum lateral displacement of the composite steel sheet pile wall is only one-third that of the diaphragm wall and the safety factor against basal heave is higher than the diaphragm wall.

Keywords

Waterfront excavation Diaphragm wall Composite steel sheet pile Pile-supported wharf 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. K. Cheng
    • 1
  • D. G. Wang
    • 1
  • Y. C. Ding
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. Z. Hang
    • 1
  • Q. Gu
    • 1
  • J. H. Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.CCCC Third Harbor Consultants Co., LtdShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringShanghai Jiaotong UniversityShanghaiChina

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