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  • 1.  Dead loading and settlement of foundation

    Posted 02-27-2024 12:54 PM

    To support a load shall be given any number of columns, the dead load of which may cause foundation settlement if the subsoil is not having enough bearing capacity. At a sloppy ground height of columns is more compared to the opposite side and the dead load of the extra height making problem. Simple individual footing is on rock luckily at one of my site, a Parish hall.The columns are connected with grade beams at peripheral. Needn't connected in interior, roof truss and alumuni sheets. 

    Alex Thomas BSc AMIE civ FIE MASCE

    Alex Thomas R.Eng, C.Eng, M.ASCE
    Senior Site Engineer
    Geo Structurals Pvt Ltd
    CochinAlexThomasR.Eng, C.Eng, M.ASCEIndia

  • 2.  RE: Dead loading and settlement of foundation

    Posted 03-08-2024 10:34 AM
    Edited by Tirza Austin 03-08-2024 10:33 AM

    It is a load path situation . How your software ?

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  • 3.  RE: Dead loading and settlement of foundation

    Posted 03-10-2024 03:23 PM

    Hi Alex. how are you?  

    try to enlarge the foundation base breath by increasing the shallow shallow aspect (increase horizontal dimensions) or add vertical deepth in a diameter-based solution if the columns are direct transfered to the individual piles.. another and a third solution is to add a pilecap with robustness, at the region that dead load is more significant, in other words, prone to oversettlement.  

    these are some of my thinking ideas for this situation. (it will work) 

    Andre Newinski S.E., M.ASCE
    Structural Engineer
    Santo Angelo