A Study of settlement of stone columns by finite element modeling through case histories

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2013
Yardım, Cemre Harzem
Stone column technique is mostly used to reinforce soft cohesive soils. Settlements are decreased under foundations and bearing capacity is increased. This study initially focuses on a comprehensive review of literature about stone column reinforced soils. Afterwards, numerical modeling of stone column reinforced soft clays is done. Three different cases are chosen on different foundation soils mainly soft clays. Parametric studies are done to determine influence of parameters on settlement reduction ratio under three different foundation conditions. Analyses are converted to two dimensional conditions and this conversion is also compared within the scope of this study. Settlement reduction ratio response to variation in parameters revealed similar results under three different foundation conditions

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C. H. Yardım, “A Study of settlement of stone columns by finite element modeling through case histories,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.