Predicted Load-Settlement Behavior of Spread Footings on Sand

Predicting the Load-Displacement Behaviour of Spread Footings on Sand

Settlement of Test Footings: Predictions from the University of New Mexico

Load-Settlement Characteristics of Spread Footings

A GIS Foundation Example
A primary network of geodetic control monuments was developed with static GPS measurements. These monuments are tied to the existing Florida High Precision Network....

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,...

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...

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...

Uplift Load-Displacement Behavior of Grillage Foundations
Full-scale field tests were conducted on steel grillage foundations for lattice transmission line towers that had been in place since 1929, 1947, and 1958. A total of eight tests were...

Design and Performance of a Piled Raft Foundation
The foundation system for a recently constructed building in Perth, Western Australia, consisted of combined pile groups and raft elements, with a total of 280 bored piles incorporated...

Preloading Organic Soils to Limit Future Settlements
This paper presents the authors' experience in preloading organic soils in south Florida to allow the construction of roadways, utilities, and low-rise residential structures on shallow...

Performance of Oil Storage Tanks on Vibroflotation Improved Hydraulic Fill in the Port of Tampa, Florida
The paper describes a case history of design, construction and performance monitoring of two 80,000 barrel oil storage tank foundations 35 meters in diameter on a soft hydraulic fill soil...

Geocell Mattress Effects on Embankment Settlements
Laboratory investigations and finite element analyses of geocell mattresses beneath embankments were performed to determine the effect of such mattresses in reducing settlements. Eight-foot...

Towards a Rational Method of Predicting Settlements of Spread Footings on Sand
Prediction of settlements of both large and small spread footings on sand has traditionally been carried out using methods which are largely empirical. In recent years, advances have been...

Eccentric Settlements of a Rigid Foundation on a Consolidating Layer
The paper examines the eccentric settlement of a rigid foundation located at the surface of a poroelastic layer saturated with a compressible pore fluid. The base of the rigid foundation...

Prediction of Settlements of Footings on Sands: Accuracy and Reliability
Serviceability limit states are controlled by the deformations that a specific structure can undergo. This aspect involves a correct design of foundations to ensure that the supported...

Seismic Settlement of Shallow Footings on Sands
In this contribution, the progressive seismic settlement of shallow footings on cohesionless soils is calculated using a sliding block model. Beyond a critical horizontal acceleration,...

Soil-Structure Interaction During Mining Induced Ground Movements
Mining induced subsidence can result in significant ground deformation, which is generally non-uniform. Although this deformation occurs slowly with small inertial forces, it often results...

 

 

 

 

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