Influence of Spatially Random Soil Stiffness on Foundation Settlementsby Geoffrey M. Paice, Univ of Machester, Manchester, United Kingdom,
D. V. Griffiths, (M.ASCE), Univ of Machester, Manchester, United Kingdom,
Gordon A. Fenton, (M.ASCE), Univ of Machester, Manchester, United Kingdom,
Abstract: The effect of stochastic soil stiffness on the total settlement under the corner of a uniformly loaded flexible strip footing has been studied. The generated Young's modulus random fields with constant Poisson's ratio have been combined with finite element analyses to perform a Monte Carlo statistical analysis of the settlement response. The results of parametric studies to investigate the effect of the standard deviation, correlation structure and geometry on the statistics of the settlement are presented for different values of Poisson's ratio.
Subject Headings: Soil settlement | Foundation settlement | Stiffening | Finite element method | Parameters (statistics) | Load factors | Finite strip method | Poisson ratio | Europe | Monaco | Monte Carlo
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