SIMPLE DESIGN TOOLS FOR PILED RAFT FOUNDATIONS

The paper outlines the hybrid finite element-elastic continuum method of piled raft analysis, and describes an approximate method for calculating overall foundation stiffness and load distribution. The approximate method may be refined by comparison with results from the hybrid method. Parametric studies using the hybrid method have been used to develop approximate methods for estimating differential settlements. An example of the application of the approximate methods is presented. Two case studies of piled raft foundations are made, which show the application of one of the approximate methods and compare the results with a complete analysis and with field measurements. (A)

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • CLANCY, P
    • RANDOLPH, M F
  • Publication Date: 1996-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 313-28
  • Serial:
    • GEOTECHNIQUE
    • Volume: 46
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Thomas Telford Limited
    • ISSN: 0016-8505

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726641
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1996 12:00AM