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Stochastic FEM in settlement predictions.

Gregory Baecher, Thomas S. Ingra
1984
14 pp.
MITSG 85-2J

Foundation design requires predictions of total and differential settlement. However, as soil strata are spatially variable and exploration effort is limited, these predictions cannot be made with certainty. This paper reports the results of two-dimensional second-moment settlement analyses using finite element methods and compares these results with one-dimensional uncertainty analyses already in the literature. Reprinted from Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, April l98l, pp. 449-463.

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