Volume 18, Issue 2 (June 1995)

    Rigid Plate Settlements on Soils with Varying Deformation Properties


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    The need to reliably predict foundation settlements has led to the use of plate-loading tests as a method of in situ determination of soil-deformation properties. The results of bearing-plate tests, especially when presented in graphical form, serve as a way to estimate allowable pressures and deformation moduli calculations. The magnitudes of plate settlements and the configurations of plate load-settlement curves determine decisions as to the acceptance of certain types and dimensions of foundations. This paper describes settlements of plates/experimental footings on soils in which deformation properties improve with increasing depth. A simple interpretation formula is offered to calculate allowable pressures. The application of this formula is demonstrated in plate-load test results published in the literature. Erratum to this paper appears in 18(3).

    Author Information:

    Reznik, YM
    Engineer, Department of Environmental Resources of Pennsylvania, Bethel Park, Pa

    Stock #: GTJ10321J

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10321J

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    Title Rigid Plate Settlements on Soils with Varying Deformation Properties
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18