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Influence of Mechanical Properties of Concrete and Soil on Solicitations of Mat Foundation

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This work studies the influence of mechanical and geometrical characteristics of the concrete and the soil on the stresses in a mat foundation. In this study, the soil-structure interaction is modeled by two parameters, the modulus of subgrade vertical reaction (k) and the modulus of subgrade horizontal reaction (2T). These two parameters are dependent on the geometrical and mechanical characteristics of the system. Results of this study show a sensitivity of solicitations to variations of geometrical and mechanical characteristics of the model. Although solicitations in the plate are sensitive to mechanical properties of concrete, these solicitations are strongly influenced by the mechanical and geometrical characteristics of the soil mass. However, it should be noted that the influence of Eb is denoted in the center of the plate whereas the Es feels almost in the same manner over the entire extent of the plate. This study also shows that for the same load cases, the values of the torsion moment and shear stress are not significant those of bending moments and normal stresses, respectively.

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Sall, O. , Ba, M. , Ndiaye, M. , Sangare, D. , Fall, M. and Thiam, A. (2015) Influence of Mechanical Properties of Concrete and Soil on Solicitations of Mat Foundation. Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 5, 249-260. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2015.52025.

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