Bamboo-Piles Analysis for Slope Stability


Bamboo-Piles Analysis for Slope Stability

A.M.J. Davila, K. Ghavamia, C. Romanel

Abstract. Severe world damages due extreme natural phenomena consequence of abrupt climate change, increasing rainfall index had not stopped since the start of the present century and landslides incidents are more frequent day by day. These scenarios presents big economic losses and in worst human losses to the most vulnerable human settlements, which must cases implies irregular urban settlements. Different piles made of less process materials as trunk trees trunks to more conventional materials as steel and cement piles, are located and configured to support soil masses in order to prevent landslides accidents. The present paper studies the use of non–conventional material, in this case the bamboo as a pile element (Bamboo-pile), of the species Dendrocalamus Gignteus, (DG) taking advantage of its natural properties, its geographical avaibility, GEE absorbing capabilities and its mechanical properties that full fit for this purpose. Analyses was in Finite Element Software PLAXIS three-dimensional tests. Unstable slope condition reinforced with bamboo-piles to forward observe depth surface rupture on the slope, flexural and shear stresses on the pile developed by the soil-pile interaction. The safety factor evaluates the slope stability, and results, conclusion and further consideration are discussed. The results show that the capabilities of the bamboo-piles are an effective alternative as technique for slope stability.

Soil Stabilization, Bamboo-Pile, Non-Conventional Materials, Finite Elements

Published online , 6 pages
Copyright © 2018 by the author(s)
Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: A.M.J. Davila, K. Ghavamia, C. Romanel, ‘Bamboo-Piles Analysis for Slope Stability’, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 7, pp 20-25, 2018


The article was published as article 3 of the book Non-Conventional Materials and Technologies

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