Measured Performance of Shallow Foundations

by Miguel Picornell, (M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Civ. Engrg. Dept., Univ. of Texas, El Paso, TX,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-643-0 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-643-1 (ISBN-10), 1988, Soft Cover, Pg. 114

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GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 15
Conference information: A Session | Nashville, Tennessee, United States | May 9, 1988

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The seven papers included in this book document the field performance of shallow foundations. Five of these papers present foundation settlements caused by the compression of the subsoil, and evaluate laboratory and insitu tests as tools for the prediction of settlements. The initial settlements of overconsolidated soils are discussed. Two papers are concerned with the primary consolidation settlements of soft clayey soils. Settlements due to secondary consolidation of organic clayey soils are also covered. The last paper of this group considers the settlements of granular soils with large contents of fines. The second group of papers document foundation movements associated with expansive soils including settlements caused by the recompression of the heave of highly plastic clays and modification of the pavement roughness as it is altered by the installation of several types of vertical moisture barriers.

Subject Headings: Soil settlement | Foundation settlement | Shallow foundations | Soil water | Quality control | Field tests | Soft soils | Granular soils


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