Numerical study of a shallow foundation located near 45 degree slopes

Shiau, Jim S. and Watson, Joshua Francis and Arnold, Matthew David (2008) Numerical study of a shallow foundation located near 45 degree slopes. In: ASEM 2008: 4th International Conference on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics , 26-28 May 2008, Jeju, Korea.

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Abstract

The problem of a footing on slope is encountered regularly in engineering practice, with some noteworthy examples being bridge abutments and the tower footings of electrical transmission lines. It is also often the case that foundations are placed near a proposed excavation for the basement construction of high-rise buildings in urban areas. This paper proposes a computer model that can be used to analyse the the interaction between the slope and the shallow foundation. Design charts using one-dimensional parameters, such as dimensionless strength ratio and normalised bearing capacity, are also presented.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Awaiting paper.
Depositing User: Dr Jim Shiau
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2010 09:18
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2014 06:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: slopes; footings; building foundations
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090505 Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4707

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