Characterization of materials for an embankment of highway by plate bearing test with Plaxis modelling (Case East/West Motorway)
Université Constantine 1 LMDC, Department of civil Engineering, Constantine, Algeria
This paper aims to characterize materials used in the embankment for the highway, namely the identification and analysis of mechanical characteristics of materials which would be used in the construction of the East/West Motorway, section Constantine-Annaba (experimental study). However, the tests were carried out in geotechnical laboratory of the University of Constantine1. Then, for validating the results obtained in experiments, a numerical modelling of the plate bearing test by a finite element method (FEM) has been carried out using “PLAXIS” software. The numerical results obtained are in good agreement with those of the experimental.
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