Vertical and Horizontal Deformations for Foundations on Sand: An Experimental Studyby Christos N. Marangos, Univ of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece,
Abstract: A natural scale model is used in order to investigate experimentally the sand soil deformation behavior which accepts loads by shallow foundations. The vertical and horizontal soil displacements were measured. The vertical strains and the footing settlements are broken down into two components: a component due to the reduction of the soil voids and a component due to soil constant volume deformation. The investigation results are presented and evaluated critically.
Subject Headings: Soil settlement | Soil deformation | Soil stress | Soil analysis | Soil-structure interaction | Foundation settlement
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