Analysis of Port Allen Lock in Elastic-Plastic Soil Medium
Incremental finite element analyses using Drucker-Prager plasticity model are applied to study the interaction of Port Allen Lock with its surrounding soil. The analyses not only consider...

A proposal of discrete modeling useful to describe behavior of structures burried in the ground under air explosion is presented. In the modeling emphasis is laid on determining the space...

Estimating Sediment Relative Density Using an Impact Core Sampler and Wave Equation-based Pile Analysis
This paper presents a case history in which soil sample drive resistance was modeled with a wave equation-based pile analysis computer program to estimate in situ sediment relative densities...

Teaching Soil Mechanics Laboratories with Computer Assistance
This paper discusses the methods involved in teaching the laboratory section of an undergraduate course in soil mechanics using computer assistance. The lab covered one semester with students...

An Overview of the Analysis and Design Techniques Used on the Main Tunnels of the SSC
Sophisticated numerical analysis and design techniques were devised for the Supercollider in order to produce a design which closely reflected the constraints of the construction processes,...

Prediction of Ground Deformations Due to Excavation-Application to Tunnel Lining Design in Weak Rock
Prediction of ground deformations due to excavations is simulated by three dimensional non-linear finite element analyses. It considers various in-situ ground stress levels, excavation...

Use and Abuse of Settlement Analysis
Terzaghi's concept of settlement analysis included comparison of prediction with reality and investigation of the causes of the differences. Present usage is often limited to prediction....

Settlement of Embankments on Soft Clays
It is now possible to make reliable predictions of settlement of embankments on soft clays. In most situations, where the embankment is designed to resist undrained instability during...

Compressibility of Clays: Fundamental and Practical Aspects
The compressibility of natural clays is influenced by strain rate, temperature, sampling disturbance, stress path and some restructuration factors. The first part of the paper reviews...

Methods to Reduce the Settlement of Embankments on Soft Clay: A Review
New trends have been observed during the past ten years in the practice of settlement control for embankments on soft clays: they include increased use of rigid (piles) or semi-rigid (stone...

Settlement of Tanks on Clay
Steel tanks for storage of water, oil, and other liquids are capable of withstanding large, but not unlimited, settlements without damage. In most cases shallow foundations provide adequate...

Mat Foundation Design: An Historical Perspective
Nearly a half century ago, Karl Terzaghi rationalized the analysis and design of mat foundations with the conclusion that subgrade reaction was the most important variable. Soon after...

Effects of SPT Equipment and Procedures on the Design of Shallow Foundations on Sand
The effect on our computations of bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations suggests that as more efficient SPT hammers and procedures are used, our shallow foundation designs...

Predicting Shallow Foundation Settlement in Sands from DMT
The dilatometer test is ideal for predicting the settlement of shallow foundations. It directly measures a modulus of the soil and has been correlated to predict stress history. Recently,...

53 WAK Tests on Spread Footings
Research on the prediction of soil stiffnesses of spread footing-soil systems using Wave Activated Stiffness (K) or WAK tests was conducted. As discrete lumped-parameter model with a mass,...

WAK and Full-Scale Load Tests on Granular Fill
For footings on granular fill that includes cobble- and boulder-size materials, in situ tests cannot be used to estimate foundation settlement because such fill is difficult to explore...

Four full size footings were load tested at a site in Texas. The embedded footings were situated on a thin layer of stiff clay underlain by a thick deposit of medium dense to dense sand....

Vertical and Horizontal Deformations for Foundations on Sand: An Experimental Study
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...

Settlement of Shallow Foundations on Sand
A new method for estimating the settlement of shallow foundations on sand is presented. The method is based on elastic stress-strain theory and is designed for use with soil data from...

Settlement Behavior of an Avalanche Protection Gallery Founded on Loose Sandy Silt
An avalanche protection gallery located in the Swiss Alps was founded on alluvial ground close to the steep rocky mountainside. The rear retaining wall, at a variable distance of a few...