Four-point-bending experiments on historic quay wall foundation piles; Data underlying the dissertation: "Amsterdam quays under pressure - Modelling and testing of historic canal walls".
The dataset has been compiled as part of the dissertation of M.J. Hemel (2023) entitled "Amsterdam quays under pressure - Modelling and testing of historic canal walls".
The mechanical properties of existing spruce foundation piles, retrieved from a historic quay wall at Overamstel in Amsterdam, were studied. To better understand the material properties of historic foundation piles in bending, a series of 6 four-point bending experiments were conducted. An adjustable bending test setup was used in which timber piles were bent by hoist and support slings. The forces were adjusted such that the outer fibre stress between the two forces was consistent, leading to a failure at the weakest cross-section. Measurements of the deflections along the piles and force distribution were taken along the pile length during loading. In addition, biological decay in the outer layer of the timber piles, also referred to as ‘soft shell’, was identified with IML micro-drillings. For two piles (pile 5 and 6) Internal strains were measured by gluing fibre optical wires inside the soft shell of the timber piles.
This dataset contains the following:
- Bending deflections and forces (Excel format)
- Fibre optic measurments and installation details (Text files and Excel format)
- IML Micro drilling measurements and IML guide(Text Files and PDF)
- 2023-07-19 first online, published, posted
- Gemeente Amsterdam
Municipality of Amsterdam
De Klerk Werkendam
Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions
Municipality of Rotterdam
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