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Effects of Drained Pre-Loading on the Performance of Shallow Foundations on Overconsolidated Clay

[+] Author Affiliations
B. M. Lehane, C. Gaudin

University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia

Paper No. OMAE2005-67559, pp. 891-896; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/OMAE2005-67559
From:
  • ASME 2005 24th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
  • 24th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering: Volume 2
  • Halkidiki, Greece, June 12–17, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4196-0 | eISBN: 0-7918-3759-9
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME

abstract

This paper presents results from a programme of centrifuge experiments which examined the effects of drained preloading on the stiffness and load carrying capacity of shallow square footings founded on an overconsolidated clay. The increases in stiffness and bearing capacity induced by various levels of preloading are quantified and compared with standard design guidelines and previously published numerical predictions.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME

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