THE INFLUENCE OF COMPRESSIBLE UNDERLYING LAYERS ON PILE GROUP SETTLEMENT

Various methods of calculating the settlement of pile groups in the presence of softer underlying strata, are discussed. Solutions are presented for an example case to illustrate the effect of underlying stratum compressibility on single pile settlement, settlement interaction between two piles, and the group settlement ratio. From a comparison of the various methods of settlement calculation, it is concluded that the method proposed by poulos and mattes (1971) gives reasonably accurate solutions. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Sydney

    School of Civil Engineering, Parramatta Road
    Sydney, New South Wales  Australia  2006
  • Authors:
    • POULOS, H G
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300314
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Report R 337 Monograph
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM