Quick Settlement Analysis of Cohesive Alluvial Deposits using New Empirical Correlations
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