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Foundation Settlement Detennination: A Simplified Approach

Adewoyin, O.O and Omeje, Maxwell and Joel, E. S. and Kayode, O.T (2017) Foundation Settlement Detennination: A Simplified Approach. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (7). pp. 1488-1492. ISSN 1816-949X

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The heterogeneous nature of the subswface requires the use of factual information to deal with rather than empirical or generalized equations. Therefore, there is need to determine the actual rate of possible settlement in the soil before structures are built on it. This information will help to determining the type of formdation design and the kind of reinforcement that will be necessary in constructions. This study presents a simplified and a faster approach to determining formdation settlement in the soil using real field data acquired from seismic refraction techniques and cone penetration tests. This approach was also able to determine the depth of settlement of each strata of soil. The rate of settlement for the four profiles was fmmd to vary between 0.019 and 0.035 m. The results obtained revealed the different depthof possible settlement

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heterogeneous, settlement, fmmdation, seismic, technique
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 09:54
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 15:54

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