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Alireza Salehi


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Start date

Sep 2014

Submission date

Jun 2018

Alireza Salehi

Thesis

The undrained bearing capacity of shallow foundations resting on layered clay

Summary

My research seeks to establish a method for the operational undrained shear strength estimation with performing a full scale footing test, the laboratory tests, and the finite element modelling (FEM).

The undrained bearing capacity of shallow foundations on layered clay was also investigated by performing the centrifuge tests and two different approaches of FEM.

Four circular footings with different diameters resting on two layered clay sample were tested in centrifuge and the test results were assessed with small strain and large deformation FEM.

The effect of soil compresibility and stiffness were evaluated in 'punch-through' failure mechanism.

Why my research is important

The operational undrained shear strength, the soil stiffness, layered clay, shallow foundations, bearing capacity

Funding

  • APA
  • The UWA Safety Net Top-Up

Layered Clay Centrifuge Test
 

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