Rectangular Loads on Inhomogeneous Elastic Soil

by Peter T. Brown, Sr. Lect. in Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Sydney, Sydney, Australia,
Robert E. Gibson, Prof. of Engrg. Sci.; Kings Coll., Univ. of London, London, England, U.K.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 10, Pg. 917-920

Document Type: Journal Paper


As the degree of inhomogeneity of a soil increases, there is a decrease in the effect of loads at some distance from the point at which settlement is measured. However, with an increase of inhomogeneity the importance of Poisson's ratio on the settlements increases significantly. Numerical results are presented.

Subject Headings: Load factors | Elastic analysis | Soil settlement | High-rise buildings | Distance measurement | Numerical methods | Poisson ratio

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