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

James 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. © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPredicting the settlement of shallow foundations on sand using a shear hardening Mohr-Coulomb constitutive model
Place of PublicationEH ed Leiden, The Netherlands
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages645-650
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781138026872
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event8th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering - , Netherlands
Duration: 18 Jun 201420 Jun 2014

Conference

Conference8th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
Period18/06/1420/06/14

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