Settlement of piled rafts: a critical review of the case histories and calculation methods

Sağlam, Neslihan
In this study, settlement analysis of pile groups by hand calculation methods were investigated. Settlement ratio, equivalent pier, and equivalent raft methods were studied. Variations in some of the calculation methods were noted, and some suggestions were given. More than thirty piled raft foundation case histories whose foundation and soil properties known have been found. The settlement of piled foundation in each case was solved by these methods. Results obtained from the calculations following different methods were presented for each case in the form of tables and graphs. Measured and calculated values were compared by making use of graphs and tables. Effect of type of piles was shown. It was tried to find out that which method is suitable under different conditions. In conclusion, suggestions for methods and calculation procedures were given.


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Citation Formats
N. Sağlam, “Settlement of piled rafts: a critical review of the case histories and calculation methods,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.