E3S Web Conf.
Volume 195, 20204th European Conference on Unsaturated Soils (E-UNSAT 2020)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Special Session on Energy Geotechnics|
|Published online||16 October 2020|
Effect of thermal boundary conditions on the response of thermally-activated floating piles in a cohesive material
1 CERIS, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
2 Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The application of thermally-activated foundations has received significant attention in the last decade with a number of large- and small-scale tests having been undertaken. Alongside these physical studies, a number of investigations utilising numerical analysis have been undertaken. The majority of analyses are transient with durations from a few hours up to 10 years. A broad range of thermal boundary and initial conditions have been applied in these analyses, and only a limited number of studies have explicitly considered the surface boundary imposed by an overlying structure, let alone considered what effect variations in the operational temperatures of the structure might have on the foundations. The work presented in this paper had the objective of systematically examining these assumptions and the effect they have on the predicted response of a thermally-activated pile foundation, and if important, which is the most appropriate set of conditions to use.
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