Query about Settlement

Which property is most important in determining settlement in structure?
a) Consolidation 
b) Shear Strength
Please explain anyone.

Soil Mechanics / Geotechnical Analysis Education Shallow Foundations Deep Foundations

Asked 21/05/2020 03:03, updated: 31/01/2021 17:45

3 Answers

Votes: 0


For settlement, the stiffness of the soil is most important, and if the soil is clay, consolidation properties such as Cc, Cr, and maximum past pressure. Not shear strength. 

Votes: 1

Mohammed Bouatia

As said by someone 

Votes: 1


Hello some one,

As much as settlement is obviously always related to consolidation, Please note that its only a displacement parameter, and this implies that even internal loss in shear resistance (vertical incident) can also generate a settlement phenomena at the surface. Especially in multi-layered fills of different Engineering properties.