Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

Stone-columns is a useful method for increasing bearing capacity and reducing settlement of foundation soil subjected to structure loading. For stone-column construction, 15 to 35 percent of weak soil volume is usually replaced with stone-column material. Such columns may be constructed with various diameters, lengths, and center-to-center distances. This paper presents a simple method to determine the seismic bearing capacity of stone-column reinforced shallow foundation. For this purpose, a simple failure surface is assumed to characterize the failure stage of the stone column and soil materials using the concept of lateral active and passive earth pressures. The well known Mononobe-Okabe approach is used to represent seismic effects of soil lateral earth pressures. The results show that with increasing the earthquake intensity, the foundation bearing capacity decreases. Parametric studies will be presented to illustrate the role of contributing parameters such as geotechnical data of stone column material, foundation geometry, native soil specification, and earthquake details.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Analytical Method for Seismic Bearing Capacity of Stone-Column Reinforced Shallow Foundations

San Diego, California

Stone-columns is a useful method for increasing bearing capacity and reducing settlement of foundation soil subjected to structure loading. For stone-column construction, 15 to 35 percent of weak soil volume is usually replaced with stone-column material. Such columns may be constructed with various diameters, lengths, and center-to-center distances. This paper presents a simple method to determine the seismic bearing capacity of stone-column reinforced shallow foundation. For this purpose, a simple failure surface is assumed to characterize the failure stage of the stone column and soil materials using the concept of lateral active and passive earth pressures. The well known Mononobe-Okabe approach is used to represent seismic effects of soil lateral earth pressures. The results show that with increasing the earthquake intensity, the foundation bearing capacity decreases. Parametric studies will be presented to illustrate the role of contributing parameters such as geotechnical data of stone column material, foundation geometry, native soil specification, and earthquake details.