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Analysis and Parametric Study of Piled Raft Foundation Using Finite Element Based Software

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dc.contributor.advisor Teferra, Alemayehu (Professor)
dc.contributor.author Abate, Simeneh
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-27T08:30:48Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-27T08:30:48Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/4023
dc.description.abstract The design of group piles depends on either the group or single pile capacity of piles. In conventional design method of such foundations, the stiffness of the pile cap is barely taken into account. Such design becomes too conservative if the pile cap is in contact with the ground. Because the pile cap contributes in transferring load to the ground and distributing load over the piles. The design method that considers the contribution of the pile cap and interaction between the different elements of group piles is called piled raft foundation. The concept of piled raft foundation leads to economical design. In this paper, analysis and parametric study of piled raft foundation has been conducted. The study is performed using powerful finite element based software, PLAXIS. A number of parameters were selected from the elements of the piled raft system. According to their effect on the response of piled raft system, some are taken to be constant while others are varied. Among the varied parameters, raft thickness, pile length, pile spacing and pile number were considered. Other possibilities were also investigated in search of an optimum placement of piles. The analysis results from the PLAXIS software have shown a close prediction to that of in-situ measurements and other numerical methods. From the parametric study, concentrating piles around the center for uniformly loaded rectangular piled raft foundation reduce the differential settlement. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Civil Engineering en_US
dc.title Analysis and Parametric Study of Piled Raft Foundation Using Finite Element Based Software en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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