Accession Number : ADA194807

Title :   Computer-Aided Structural Engineering (CASE) Project. Development of Design Formulas for Ribbed Mat Foundations on Expansive Soils.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS INFORMATION TECHNOLOG Y LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hartman, Joseph P ; James, B H

PDF Url : ADA194807

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : Background information and procedures for the analysis and structural design of ribbed mat foundations on expansive soils are the basis for this 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. Keywords: Soil mechanics and Structural design.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), *MATS, *STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, ACCURACY, COMPUTERS, PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, RIBS, SOIL MECHANICS, SOILS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, EXPANSION, BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, TRENCHES

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE