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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(2), 255;

Immediate Settlement of Ring Footings Resting on Inhomogeneous Finite Stratum

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Seoul, 163 Seoulsiripdae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02504, Korea
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Korea
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Received: 21 November 2017 / Revised: 18 January 2018 / Accepted: 7 February 2018 / Published: 8 February 2018
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This paper describes the immediate settlement of uniformly loaded rough ring footings with any stiffness on an inhomogeneous finite layer overlying a rough rigid base, which is not yet covered in the literature. Numerical solutions for a wide range of geometric and material combinations are obtained by finite element method. The effects of dimensionless parameters related to footing internal opening, compressibility, footing stiffness, finite layer thickness and soil inhomogeneity are examined. Based on the results, design charts are presented in the form of settlement influence factors that can be used to calculate the immediate settlements at the inner and outer points of ring footings. View Full-Text
Keywords: ring footing; settlement; finite element method; elasticity; inhomogeneity ring footing; settlement; finite element method; elasticity; inhomogeneity

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Lee, J.K.; Jeong, S. Immediate Settlement of Ring Footings Resting on Inhomogeneous Finite Stratum. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 255.

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