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dc.contributor.authorShams, Mohamed A.
dc.contributor.authorShahin, Mohamed
dc.contributor.authorIsmail, M.
dc.identifier.citationShams, M. and Shahin, M. and Ismail, M. 2017. Analysis and modelling of stiffened slab foundation on expansive soils, 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition (GeoMEast 2017), Egypt, pp. 250-261.

Different methods have been used in the literature for analysis of residential footing slabs on expansive soils; some are adopted by local and international standards. This paper presents a comparison between: (1) Mitchell’s method, which is one of the most conventional and common design methods that is currently adopted by the Australian Standard AS2870; and (2) finite element modelling using a coupled flow displacement analysis performed by the commercial software ABAQUS. The comparison is presented for both footing edge and central heave scenarios. The results showed that the finite element method can reliably simulate the foundation behaviour of structures on expansive soils. Consequently, further application of the FE modelling can be used to explore existing limitations of current conventional design methods.

dc.titleAnalysis and modelling of stiffened slab foundation on expansive soils
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleNumerical Analysis of Nonlinear Coupled Problems
dcterms.source.seriesGeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition. Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Innovative Infrastructure Geotechnology
dcterms.source.conference1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition (GeoMEast 2017)
curtin.departmentDepartment of Civil Engineering
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