Settlement of Rectangular Foundation on Soil Layerby Jean-Pierre Giroud, (A.M.ASCE), Prof. of Soil Mech.; Soil Mech. Lab., Univ. of Grenoble, Cedex, France,
Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 1, Pg. 149-154
Document Type: Journal Paper
The settlement of the surface of a finite layer of soil due to a concentrated vertical load has been determined by Taylor as mentioned by Poulos. This technical note presents the results of a numerical integration that has given the average settlement over the whole rectangular area instead of the corner of a uniformly loaded rectangular area. The results apply with a good approximation to rigid rectangular foundations.
Subject Headings: Soil settlement | Foundations | Foundation settlement | Layered soils | Vertical loads | Approximation methods | Load factors | Concentrated loads | Numerical methods
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