Observations and predictions of shallow foundation response in soft clay

Fillippo Mario Gaone

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Accurate prediction of the load-settlement response of shallow foundations is increasingly important in onshore and offshore
    geotechnical design. The accurate prediction of settlements and failure of shallow foundations is strongly dependent on the
    applied method and constitutive model used to describe the soil behaviour and the quality of the soil parameters.
    This dissertation summarises the results of a program of field tests conducted at the Australian National Field Testing Facility
    (NFTF} in Ballina, NSW (Australia}. A novel numerical optimisation approach is developed to derive optimised and consistent
    soil parameters for a more accurate prediction of the performance of shallow foundations.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    • Gourvenec, Susan, Supervisor
    • Doherty, James, Supervisor
    Award date22 Dec 2017
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017


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