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Title: Development of design formulas for ribbed mat foundations on expansive soils
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Tulsa District
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Southwestern Division
Computer-Aided Structural Engineering Project (U.S.)
Hartman, Joseph P.
James, B. H.
Keywords: Soil
Soil mechanics
Structural design
Mathematical models
Numerical models
Expansive soils
Swelling soils
Ribbed mat foundations
Mat foundations
Concrete slabs
Publisher: Information Technology Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; ITL-88-1.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Background information and procedures for the analysis and structural design of ribbed mat foundations on expansive soils are the basis for this technical report. Within the text are the basic rules and requirements for the design according to soil behavior. Different design methods are compared and the design formulas and construction details are presented with an objective for simplicity, accuracy, rationality, and flexibility. The Tulsa District, Structural Section, conducted computer parametric studies on which a new design procedure was based and developed by the Southwestern Division, Structural Section.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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