Effect of slenderness ratio on the environmental impact of piles bored in clayey soil-case study

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Abstract

A significant number of studies have addressed the environmental footprint of superstructures, however, the environmental footprint of substructures has only been investigated to a limited extent. This research focuses on the environmental impact of deep foundations and means of minimising their embodied carbon. An analytical model is used to examine the influence of the slenderness ratio (L/D) on the capacities and settlement of bored piles of different concrete volumes. An optimisation algorithm is proposed to minimise the total embodied carbon, the algorithm is then applied to a case study of a monorail project in Egypt and a 59.6% saving of the total embodied carbon is achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th fib Phd Symposium in Civil Engineering, 2022, Proceedings
EditorsMarco di Prisco, Alberto Meda, Gyorgy L. Balazs
Publisherfib. The International Federation for Structural Concrete
Pages673-680
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9782940643172
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2022
Event14th fib PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering, 2022 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 5 Sep 20227 Sep 2022

Publication series

Namefib Symposium
ISSN (Print)2617-4820

Conference

Conference14th fib PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering, 2022
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period5/09/227/09/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)

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