Experimental Study of the Settlement of Shallow Foundations

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by Samuel Amar, LCPC, Paris, France,
François Baguelin, LCPC, Paris, France,
Yves Canépa, LCPC, Paris, France,
Roger Frank, LCPC, Paris, France,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments:

Abstract: This article describes the main results obtained experimentally by the French Bridge and Road Research Laboratories on the settlement of shallow foundations under centered vertical loads. Some 80 loading tests performed at 6 sites, representing 4 types of soil, were analyzed. The authors propose a method for estimating the long-duration settlements of shallow foundations on silts and sands.

Subject Headings: Soil settlement | Shallow foundations | Load tests | Vertical loads | Load factors | Load duration | Structural settlement |

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