Settlement calculation of clay bed reinforced with vertical elements

Grounds and foundations, underground structures

A distinctive feature of the reinforced pile foundation is that there is no direct contact between the foundation (pile cap) and pile, and the load on the reinforced base is transmitted through the soil. This seemingly minor difference from the pile foundation makes a radical change in the stress-strain state, and hence in the carrying capacity and settlement. In this article on the basis of the previous experimental and theoretical research the author presents a new methodological approach to the calculation of the final settlement of clay soil foundations reinforced with vertical elements, allowing for the effect of the limit state areas.