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Allowable Foundation Settlement for Different Structures

Allowable Foundation Settlement for Different Structures The allowable settlement is defined as the acceptable amount of settlement of the structure and it usually includes a factor of safety. The allowable settlement depends on many factors, including the following: The Type of Construction For example, ...

What is Foundation Settlement? Its Types and Causes

What is foundation settlement? Inevitably, soils deform under the load of foundation structures. The total vertical displacement that occur at foundation level is termed as settlement. The cause of foundation settlement is the reduction of volume air void ratio in the ...

All About Pile Foundation

Pile foundations are the part of a structure used to carry and transfer the load of the structure to the bearing ground located at more depth below ground surface. Topics Covered in ...

Seismic Design of Earth-Retaining Structures and Foundations

DESIGNS of retaining walls, earth dam, abutments, foundations, etc. are very important problems related to the geotechnical engineering. To minimize the devastating effect of earthquake on retaining structures, computation of earth pressures and the point of ...

Negative Skin Friction on Piles and Pile Groups

What is negative skin friction on piles and pile group? Negative skin friction is usually a downward shear drag acting on a pile or pile group because of downward movement of surrounding soil relative to the piles. This shear drag movements ...