THREE-DIMENSIONAL CONSOLIDATION OF SHALLOW FOUNDATIONS

DEFORM (DEformation of FOundations-PRogress and Magnitude) calculates the magnitude and progress of the surface settlement caused by a shallow foundation located on the surface of a pro-elastic half-space, using three-dimensional (Biot) theory of consolidation. The surface is assumed to be free draining. The shallow foundation is composed of an arbitrary group of rectangular footings. The footing plan can accommodate one hundred separate footings, each footing having its own dimensions, orinetation, and load intensity. Each footing is treated as a rectangular flexible load with a uniform, time independent load intensity. DEFORM-I calculates the initial, final, consolidation and total settlements and the degree of consolidation for any point of the foundation plan at any time. The calculations consider the composite behavior of all the footings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Colorado, Boulder

    Computing Center
    Boulder, CO  USA  80302
  • Authors:
    • SCHIFFMAN, R L
  • Publication Date: 1972-1-31

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  • Accession Number: 00262340
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GEOT-BB-003-0003
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM