Class notes of Geotechnical Engineering course I used to teach at UET Lahore. Feel free to download the slide show.
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Geotechnical Engineering–II [CE-321]
BSc Civil Engineering – 5th Semester
Dr. Muhammad Irfan
Civil Engg. Dept. – UET Lahore
Lecture Handouts: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/geotech-ii_2015session
Lecture # 14
PRACTICE PROBLEM #3
Estimate the elastic settlement at the center of the raft (or mat)
foundation for a building with the given data;
qo = 134 kPa; B x L = 33.5 x 39.5 m
The strata comprises of a 6.0 m thick dense sand deposit (ES =
42.5 MPa) overlying a hard clay stratum (ES = 60 MPa)
extending to a depth of 14.0 m below NSL. A sandstone deposit
(ES ≥ 750 MPa) exists below 14.0 m depth. The foundation is
placed at a depth of 3.0 m below NSL.
PRACTICE PROBLEM #4
Resolve Practice Problem #2 and determine the total
settlement at the center of concrete raft foundation with the
following additional information given;
Es for Top Soil = 15 MPa
Es for Sand = 18.5 MPa above WT and 11 MPa below WT
Es for Clay = 23.04 MPa
Consider the raft to be rigid.
Foundation Analysis and Design (5th Ed.)
Joseph E. Bowles
Principles of Geotechnical Engineering (7th Ed.)
Braja M. Das
Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations (7th Ed.)
David F. McCarthy
(Timoshenko & Goodier Method)
(Modified Mayerhof Method)