A review is made of various methods of analysis of the behaviour of isolated stone columns. These methods fall into three categories: those which predict only the ultimate load, those which predict only the elastic settlement response, and those capable of predicting the entire load- settlement behaviour to failure. Included in this latter category is a finite element analysis which allows for failure within the soil, failure within the column itself and slip at the column-soil interface. The results of a published field loading test are compared with computed results from some of the available methods. The most satisfactory overall agreement with the measured load settlement behaviour is given by the finite element analysis using an adhesive soil-column interface strength. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Sydney

    School of Civil Engineering, Parramatta Road
    Sydney, New South Wales  Australia  2006
  • Authors:
    • Balaam, N P
    • POULOS, H G
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Rpt. R335 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1979 12:00AM