Settlement calculation method for embedded foundation resting on elastic soil

Guoxiong Mei, Jinmin Zai, Weibing Zhao, Jianhua Yin

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Five effects of embedment depth, namely, Gibson effect, trench effect, side-wall contact effect, retaining wall effect and floating foundation effect, are analyzed. A new settlement calculation method for embedded foundation resting on elastic soils is then presented. The reduction coefficients of effects of embedment depth are discussed and some valuable conclusions are presented for engineering practice.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)4593-4596
Number of pages4
JournalYanshilixue Yu Gongcheng Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2004


  • Effect of embedment depth
  • Floating foundation effect
  • Gibson effect
  • Retaining wall effect
  • Side-wall contact effect
  • Soil mechanics
  • Trench effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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