Five-story, large-panel residential houses in which panels of cellular concrete were used for outside walls, were designed for settling soil conditions. The houses had a monolithic reinforced concrete strip foundation to a depth of 1.8 m. The foundation soil was packed by heavy ramming and inundation. To ensure independent settling, the houses were divided longitudinally into the 18-m long sections by transverse joints formed by the double crosswalls between the sections. The foundations under these crosswalls had longitudinal settlement joints. Piles used as foundation in some instances were tested; no appreciable decrease of the bearing capacity of the pile due to loss of the lateral resistance of the settling soil was revealed. However, when determining the design loads on the piles, the obtained maximum loads decreased by the amount of resistance to the settling layer of the soil along the lateral surface of the pile. Tests are quoted which lead to the recommendation of friction piles of various lengths for the construction of houses. Tall transverse grillages under the floor of the first story are recommended with the placement of 5, 7, and 9 piles. Details of construction are outlined in which longitudinal 20 x 20 - cm beams are laid under the panels of the longitudinal and inside walls on the transverse grillages. The use is described of a traverse trolley (on a railway, together with a pile driver and a explosion ram) as well as other equipment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Translated from Osnovaniya Fundamenty i Mekhanika Gruntov, No. 2, pp 15-17, March-April 1965.
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    Consultants Bureau

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  • Authors:
    • Komlev, V A
    • Kolesnik, G S
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  • Accession Number: 00083788
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM