Analysis and Design of Stiffened Slab Foundations on Reactive Soils using 3D Numerical Modelling
Shams, Mohamed A.
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School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Sophisticated three dimensional (3D) hydro-mechanical finite element (FE) models are developed to address the major shortcomings of the current design methods of stiffened slab foundations on reactive soils. The models simulate the complex shrink-swell responses of unsaturated soils, by incorporating a coupled flow-deformation and stress analysis. The models are used to perform an extensive parametric study whose outputs are compiled in the form of design equations, which serve as a new, standalone design method.
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