FOUNDATIONS ON COMPRESSIBLE CLAYEY SOIL

FONDATIONS SUR SOLS ARGILEUX DE FAIBLE CONSISTANCE

BECAUSE OF RISING COSTS, FACTORIES TEND TO BE BUILT ON LOW- QUALITY SOIL, WHICH REQUIRES SPECIAL FOUNDATIONS (PILES, FOOTINGS). CONSOLIDATION TECHNIQUES HAVE ALREADY BEEN USED TO IMPROVE THE MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SOIL WITH A VIEW TO BUILDING SHALLOW FOUNDATIONS FOR SOME TYPES OF STRUCTURE (RESERVOIRS, ORE STORAGE BUILDINGS, UNIMPORTANT BUILDINGS). THESE CONSOLIDATION TECHNIQUES RELY USUALLY ON COMPACTION OR PRELOADING. THE AIM OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO INVESTIGATE OTHER METHODS OF INCREASING BEARING CAPACITY AND REDUCING SETTLEMENT.