FOUNDATION SETTLEMENT ANALYSIS. DE MELLO VOLUME; A TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR DR. VICTOR F. B. DE MELLO IN HONOR OF HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING IN LATIN AMERICA

Foundation settlements may arise from a number of causes, including: (i) static loads, such as those imposed by the weight of the structure; (ii) dynamic, repeated or transient loads, such as those produced by machinery or environmental wind and wave loadings; and (iii) changes in moisture content, for example from seasonal fluctuation in the water table, rainfall and evaporation, or the absorption of water by the roots of large trees. The effects of nearby construction (for example excavation, pile driving and de-watering) may also be significant. In this paper attention is concentrated on settlements of saturated soils due to static loads, although many of the principles may be applied to settlements due to other causes, and it must be emphasized that settlements due to the latter two causes listed above may often be as significant as those due to static loads. This paper provides a brief general review of the principles of settlement analysis, and some of the methods available for carrying out settlement calculations. A brief review is also made of procedures for determining the required geotechnical parameters. For the covering abstract of this book see IRRD 836508. (TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • POULOS, H G
  • Publication Date: 1991

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00617323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM