Prediction of imme
Prediction of immediate settlement of shallow foundation over granular soils using small-strain stiffness
1Abdolhosain Hadad, 2Reza Amini Ahidashti
1Assistance Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran,
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2Department of Civil Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran,
Rezaamini2424@gmail.com, tel: +98-9113549345.
Abstract: In this paper, we investigated how to utilize the small-strain stiffness in order to estimate the settlement of shallow foundations on granular soils. For this purpose, a power law equation between normalized shear modulus and shear strain was presented. Based on theory of elasticity and proposed equation, a new method in term of small-strain stiffness was suggested to estimate the immediate settlement. In order to evaluate the proposed method, a series of case history included plate and footing loading tests and seismic geophysical tests was studied. These field measurements are compared to the predicted values. The result indicated that the proposed method in this study can be effectively used to predict the settlement of footing on granular soils and that were more accurate than the SPT or CPT based predictions.
[Abdolhosain Hadad, Reza Amini Ahidashti. Prediction of immediate settlement of shallow foundation over granular soils using small-strain stiffness. J Am Sci 2013;9(6):480-489]. (ISSN: 1545-1003).http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 60
Keyword: Immediate settlement, shallow foundation, granular soils, shear wave velocity, small strain stiffness Full Text 60