ESTIMATING FOUNDATION SETTLEMENTS IN SAND FROM PLATE BEARING TESTS

The use of a single extrapolation formula is shown to be inadequate in calculating foundation settlements in sand from test plate results. Any such extrapolation must take account of soil conditions. Four distinct soil conditions have been assumed and settlement ratios calculated as a function of foundation width by elastic methods and by a method based on assumed penetration test values. The range of settlement ratios calculated by these methods are shown to agree with published field values. The influences of water table and foundation excavation on settlement ratios are also examined. /Author/TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 107-118
  • Serial:
    • GEOTECHNIQUE
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Thomas Telford Limited
    • ISSN: 0016-8505

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM