Bearing Capacity Analysis of Beam Foundation on Weak Soil Layer: Non-Linear Finite Element versus Loading Tests

Considering the interfacial contact between beam and foundation, as well as the weak layer and adjacent soil, the nonlinear finite element model of beam-foundation-underlying weak layer system was proposed and the foundation bearing capacity on weak soil layer was analyzed in the paper. Compared with standardized methods and static load test results, the proposed method was feasible and more reasonable to evaluate the bearing capacity of beam foundation on weak soil layer. According to the calculation results the corresponding ground treatment was proposed, and saved more than 2,000 million Yuan in Tai-Zhong-Yin railway project in China.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 158-165
  • Monograph Title: Slope Stability, Retaining Walls, and Foundations: Selected Papers From the 2009 GeoHunan International Conference

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  • Accession Number: 01142123
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784410493
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 2009 3:52PM