Stress Distribution and Settlement of Shallow Foundations

  • Robert D. Holtz
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Abstract

The basic requirements for a good foundation are that (1) it is safe against complete collapse or failure of the soils upon which it is founded; (2) it experiences no excessive or damaging settlements or movements; (3) environmental and other factors (see below) are properly considered; and (4) the foundation is economically feasible in relation to the function and cost of the overall structure.

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Void Ratio Excess Pore Pressure Excess Pore Water Pressure Shallow Foundation Cone Penetration Test 
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  • Robert D. Holtz
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  1. 1.University of WashingtonUSA

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