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Modelling of shallow foundations on homogeneous and layered soils


Major Swiss development zones lie mostly upon infilled sedimentary deposits where layering becomes an important feature. Swiss foundation design methods are revisited to focus on these typical soil conditions. Other tools are also introduced, compared and applied to calculation examples to clarify the range of results and interpretation for similar soil properties; e.g. numerical and physical modelling. The physical modelling has been carried out in the geotechnical centrifuge facilities in Bochum and Zürich.


Nater, Philippe and Laue, Jan and Springman, Sarah M.

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centrifuge; material; Soil; SoilGroup

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