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computer simulation of behaviour of soil

computer simulation of behaviour of soil

computer simulation of behaviour of soil

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Hi ,

May I ask when you have a ground material that is a normally consolidated that will be need to be loaded by the foundations of a building that is sensitive to settlement what would be the most important considerations one must consider for a computer simulation?

Thank you

RE: computer simulation of behaviour of soil

I might be wrong, but the use of a computer program only is needed for extensive calculations, such as calculating possible settlement. In my case spreadsheets do the job nicely. Input need is the lab compression dimension relationships, loads as well as foundation elevation and size ranges. Thus each is important, but some parts can be estimates, as a start. In other words you need several important inputs.

RE: computer simulation of behaviour of soil

The most important consideration is to have an experienced geotechnical engineer to review the results of computer simulation on settlements.

The first stage of site investigation is desktop and it informs the engineer of the anticipated subsurface conditions. By precluding the site investigation the design engineer cannot accept any responsibility for providing a safe and economical design.

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