Study on the analysis of mat foundations using a different approach

Rashedul H. Chowdhury, Mavinakere E. Raghunandan, Abdul Muqtadir

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Mat foundations, in general, are reinforced concrete slabs to support and transfer structural load to the underlying soil, and are well suited to reduce differential settlement. Finite element (FE) method is widely used in the analysis, however the approach to solve and analyze the problem is of prime importance considering the engineering significance and cost involved in the structure. The main objective of this study was to analyze an idealized mat foundation soil system with different approach, which include the Mat foundation analyzed as an inverted flat slab by flat plate analysis and finite element analysis. The moment in longitudinal and transverse direction was determined from the analysis performed for models with two different KS of 4250kN/m/m and 7250kN/m/m. The results from flat plate analysis were similar to FE analysis, where direct design method overestimate the moment but certainly gives a more safe design when compared with the FE methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSDEC 2012
Subtitle of host publicationDeveloping the Frontier of Sustainable Design, Engineering, and Construction - Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual International Conference Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction 2012 - Fort Worth, United States of America
Duration: 7 Nov 20129 Nov 2012
Conference number: 2nd


ConferenceAnnual International Conference Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction 2012
Abbreviated titleICSDEC 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityFort Worth

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