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The length of the basin from north to south is about 48 km and the maximum width from east to west is about 14 km. The particle-size distribution of the composite gravelly cobble deposit with sand matrix is shown in Fig.

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The experimental program consisted of laboratory and field tests. Effect of plate diameter and soil type on the modulus of subgrade reaction. Principles of foundation engineering. Experience has shown that the plate-load test can provide reliable estimates of vertical modulus for settlement calculations Canadian Geotechnical Society Using a factor of safety of 1.

The area at the bottom of the excavation was about 4 m2.

The main reaction beam, measured at 13 m by 1. Note that the characteristics of coarse granular materials might be better estimated by several other methods, such as shear- and compression-wave measurements, Atsm Hammer Drill penetration tests, and the photo-sieving method.


The modulus of subgrade reaction is of particular importance in d1194-944 local practice of designing high-rise buildings on mat foundations. These methods, however, require knowledge of other soil parameters that are also difficult to estimate, such as the modulus of elasticity and Poisson’s ratio.

Although the extrapolation from a small plate to a mat may induce a significant amount of uncertainty, it may be the only feasible choice when dealing with an unusual soil formation without prior experience. This may be because the gravelly cobble deposit is much stiffer than clayey and sandy soils.

Subgrade reaction in mat d119-494 design. Study of field direct shear tests in terrace deposits and Toukoshan conglomerate formation. Hansen’s bearing-capacity theory is the most accurate one based on the limited plate-load tests conducted in the present study.

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However, the simplest approach of doubling the KS value along the edges of the mat c1194-94 not yield a satisfactory result Horvath Sand- and siltsize particles fill the space not occupied by the gravel and cobbles. Prototype load-bearing tests for foundations and pavements.

Canadian foundation engineering manual. Based on Hansen’s formula, the ultimate bearing capacity was about kN t. Note that the particle-size distribution of this sand matrix alone, shown separately in Fig. Figure 11 shows the relationship between the modulus of subgrade reaction and the size of the plate. The ultimate strength of each steel bar was kN This reinforces the observation about the relationship between the modulus of subgrade reaction and the size of the plate in the case of the gravelly cobble deposit.


A note on the modulus of subgrade reaction for raft foundation design. The results of the plate-load tests on this soil deposit are analyzed and discussed. The main reaction beam was capable of supporting a maximum load of 11 kN t.

Shoei-Muh Wei assisted in several aspects of this study. For a preliminary analysis, ranges of KS values suggested by Terzaghi for different soils might be used as a basis to select an equivalent KS value.

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The bottom layer is a gravelly cobble deposit, occasionally with thin layers of sand. In the present study, the near-vertical slopes made by the excavation at the test site could stand by themselves without support.

Soil profile of the test site. Note that in all bearing-capacity calculations reported herein, the groundwater table was assumed to be at a depth of 6. In Design and performance of mat foundations.