Engineering and Design SETTLEMENT ANALYSIS by US Army corps of engineers

INTRODUCTION 1-1. Purpose and Scope. This manual presents guidelines for calculation ofvertical displacements and settlement of soil under shallow foundations (matsand footings) supporting various types of structures and under embankments.a. Causes of Soil Displacements. Soil is a nonhomogeneous porous materialconsisting of three phases: solids, fluid (normally water), and air.Soil deformation may occur by change in …

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