Proof load experiment on historic quay wall with timber pile foundation; Data underlying the dissertation: "Amsterdam quays under pressure - Modelling and testing of historic canal walls".
To test the lateral response of historic quay walls, a quay wall in Amsterdam Overamstel was proof loaded. In total, five experiments were conducted on four quay wall segments, named A, B, C, and D. On segment A two experiments were carried out, first A.I followed by A.II. The segments are 6.5m in width and loaded by a ballast water container with footprint 2.7×x6.0m. The loading increases the soil stress behind the quay wall, initiating a lateral movement of the quay wall towards the water. The quay wall segment was instrumented to measure the cross-sectional motion of the quay wall, including the surrounding soil body, and water pressures in specified layers.
This dataset contains the following:
- Movement of structural components, container load and soil movement. (Excel formats)
- 2023-07-19 first online, published, posted
- Gemeente Amsterdam
Municipality of Amsterdam
De Klerk Werkendam
Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions