BACK ANALYSIS OF OSTERBERG-CELL PILE LOAD TEST BY MEANS OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL GEOTECHNICAL MODELING
Keywords:geotechnical modeling, Kiscell clay, Plaxis 3D, soil material model, pile load test
In 3D geotechnical modelling it is essential for the realistic simulation of soil behavior that the parameters of the hardening soil with small strain constitutive model are specified appropriately. The possibility of deriving these parameters for very stiff cohesive soils similar to the so called Kiscell clay that has a significant role in deep construction projects in Budapest, from laboratory and field tests is rather limited. The results of the pile load test completed for the MOL Campus high-rise building project proved to be useful data source. The article presents the circumstances of the quoted Osterberg-cell pile load tests and the modelling of the pile performed by the above-mentioned soil model. The parameters specified on the basis of laboratory tests - and in absence of those based on literature - data can be fine-tuned by approaching the load test results.
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