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Influence of the Soil-Structure Interaction in the Behavior of Mat Foundation

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This article focuses on the study of the behavior of a soil mass under a plate subjected to a uniformly distributed load. The aim of this paper is to highlight the soil-structure interaction with a linear variation of the mechanical properties of the soil with the depth. The theory of plates and the soil-structure interaction has allowed reaching the general equation of the problem which depends on both the mechanical properties of the concrete and the subgrade. This study shows that the linearity of the elastic modulus of subgrade leads to larger displacements when this modulus is assumed to be constant in the soil mass. It also shows that the Poisson’s ratio of soil and mechanical properties of the concrete have an insignificant influence on the displacements. This analysis also shows that the points in the upper half-thickness of soil are the most sensitive to the parameters of the model.

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Sall, O. , Fall, M. , Berthaud, Y. , Ba, M. and Ndiaye, M. (2014) Influence of the Soil-Structure Interaction in the Behavior of Mat Foundation. Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 4, 71-83. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2014.41007.

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