Query about Settlement


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

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Asked 20/05/2020 23:03, updated: 31/01/2021 12:45

3 Answers

Votes: -1

Someone

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: 0

Mohammed Bouatia

Exactly
As said by someone 

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OCHIENG PAUL

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.