A design of the load-bearing capacity and settlement of a pilot base is usually based on the assumption that all of the load from the top of the building is transferred only by pilots. The influence of the adjacent connecting structures, which are in contact with the ground (pile cap, slab, block, belt, etc.), is usually ignored. The necessary data from the experimental measurement of the impact of these structures, concerning the overall bearing capacity of the foundations, was obtained on the testload device (Stand), in the area of Faculty of Civil Engineering, VŠB-TU of Ostrava. The progress of the experiment and the results of the load tests are listed in this paper
Marie Stará, Radim Čajka, Pavlína Matečková and Vojtěch Buchta
This paper deals with laboratory measurements of deformations in the place exposed to local load caused by pre-stressing. The measurements are made at the masonry corner built in the laboratory equipment. The laboratory equipment was designed at Faculty of Civil Engineering VSB-TU Ostrava for measurement tri-axial stress-strain conditions in masonry. In this masonry corner two pre-stressing bars are placed. These bars are in different height and are anchored to the anchor plates, which transfer pre-stressing forces to the masonry. The masonry was pre-stressed in the both directions. The specimen for laboratory testing is performed in the proportion to the reality of 1:1.
Radim Čajka, Vojtěch Buchta, Kamil Burkovič and Roman Fojtík
Analyses of interaction between the foundation slab and the subsoil has been developed for many years. For the determination of stress in foundation structure is needed to determine the influence of the stiffness respectively pliability of subsoil to structural internal forces, and vice versa, how the stiffness of the foundation structure affects the resulting subsidence. At the Faculty of Civil Engineering testing device was constructed so that the phenomena could be examined and then compared with numerical models.
Martina Janulíková, Radim Čajka, Pavlína Matečková and Vojtěch Buchta
At faculty of civil engineering research is underway which appears with application sliding joints into foundation structures for several years. These sliding joints are applied in order reduce friction from deformation horizontal load effect (effect of undermining or shrinkage and concrete creep and also in prestressed foundation structures in order to allow introduction of prestressing) and they are usually formed from asphalt belts. To better describe the behavior of asphalt belts in sliding joint, it is necessary to know their behavior under the action shear loads over time. For this purpose many laboratory tests are long conducted both for different load conditions (size of the horizontal and vertical loads, the influence of environmental temperature) and different kinds of materials. This paper presents the current knowledge on the basis of measurements carried out so far.