Predicting the settlement of shallow foundations on sand using a shear hardening Mohr-Coulomb constitutive model

J. P. Doherty, D. Muir Wood

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    Abstract

    Obtaining reliable predictions of the settlement of shallow foundations on sand remains a challenging task for the geotechnical engineering profession. There appears to be no widely accepted method for this very common problem. The aim of this paper is to address this by presenting a soil model that is simple enough to be applied in routine engineering practice, but sophisticated enough to capture the important mechanical behaviour of sands relevant to the footing settlement problem. Emphasis is placed on the application of the model by presenting details of the process adopted for deriving model parameters prior to back analysing foundation load tests.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNumerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering - Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, NUMGE 2014
    Pages645-650
    Number of pages6
    Volume1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventNumerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering - Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, NUMGE 2014 - Delft, Netherlands
    Duration: 18 Jun 201420 Jun 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceNumerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering - Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, NUMGE 2014
    CountryNetherlands
    CityDelft
    Period18/06/1420/06/14

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