Two Dimensional Parametric Analysis of Time Variation Characteristics of Raft Foundation on Saturated Subsoil
For further discussing time variation characteristics of raft foundation on saturated subsoil due to consolidation, parameterized numerical analyses are completed based on Biot consolidation equations by developing elasto-plastic coupled FE model in plane strain state, together with adopting Mohr-Coulomb yield criterion. Computational results show that internal force and deformation of raft foundation display obvious non-monotonic features, which is associated with dissipation of excess pore water pressure. The disequilibrium of dissipation of excess pore water pressure displays more intensive between subsoil areas near raft center and the border due to less Poission’s ratio of subsoil, which leads to more dissipation time and regulation magnitude of distribution of stress and deformation in subsoil. When subsoil is of low permeability coefficients and Poission’s ratios, the non-monotonic features become more clearly and sustain with longer term variation characteristics.
C. Y. Cui et al., "Two Dimensional Parametric Analysis of Time Variation Characteristics of Raft Foundation on Saturated Subsoil", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 90-93, pp. 2167-2172, 2011