Quick Settlement Analysis of Cohesive Alluvial Deposits using New Empirical Correlations

  • C. H. Solanki Applied Mechanics Department, S V National Institute of Technology, Surat
  • M. D. Desai Ex Professor & Geotechnical Consultant, B-004 Heritage Apartment, B/H Sarjan Society, Parle point Surat
  • J. A. Desai 3Professor and Head, Applied Mechanics Department, S V National Institute of Technology,
Keywords: Alluvial Deposits, Empirical model, Foundation Settlement, Shallow foundations, Soil Consolidation, Soil Properties

Abstract

A simple approach  is evolved for quick analysis and assessment of   sensitivity of structure at a site for settlement of alluvial deposits. The derived parameters and approach is quick and economical. Empirical model is prepared to predict the settlement of shallow foundations incorporating soil index and plasticity characteristics. The model incorporates the computation of over consolidation ratio, time rate settlement, magnitude of settlement and differential settlement of foundations. The model is useful for foundation design incorporating the differential settlement of foundations.

 Key Words: Alluvial Deposits, Empirical model, Foundation Settlement, Shallow foundations, Soil Consolidation, Soil Properties

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