foundation soil

foundation soil

That part of the earth mass which carries the load of a structure; foundation, 2.
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Structural distortion due to heaving of foundation soil induced by alkali contamination, in Proc.
The materials used, such as geogrids, packing, foundation soil, and graded gravel, were taken from the site of the DeShang Expressway.
The tunnel's characteristics include a deeply dug trench; a long tube section; deep water depth; large silting load; soft, uneven foundation soil; complex immersed tunnel joint force; and construction difficulties.
The data obtained from the DCP have got a strong theoretical acceptance and can be used to comprehensively assess the foundation soil. The application of the DCP was further investigated by previous researchers.
If the problem contains a temperature of dam body material or foundation soil equal to a seepage water temperature, then the combined problem is the solution of Fourier-Kirchhoff equation [5]:
As shown in Figure 1, assuming that the cutting or foundation soil is not excavated, when slope angle [beta] = 0[degrees], then [[sigma].sub.x] = [K.sub.0]rz.
The mechanical properties of the soil are very complex and the solution to the problem of interaction between foundation soil with the structural elements requires certain simplifications, because without them the problem will be unsolvable or economic unprofitable.
He concluded that it is important to take into account the inertia of the foundation soil on the dynamic response of civil engineering structures.
An interesting side effect of this is that, there is a greater friction available between the core soil and the foundation soil in the case of shell footings than between the concrete and foundation soil in the case of plane footings, to resist horizontal loads.
The pressure tolerance, which was not obtainable using HDD, had to be kept low because hydraulic fracture of soil during construction can lead to degradation of the foundation soil beneath the levee.
These curves will be beneficial for designers and practicing engineers in estimating the effectiveness of cutoff for dams depending upon the properties of foundation soil and also elaborated the procedure for evaluating the effectiveness of cutoff as a seepage reduction measure for dams resting on heterogeneous foundations.
For ESL analysis, story shear is not sensitive to the foundation soil flexibility.

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