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Stabilization of loess foundations of settlement-damaged buildings and structures


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    Organized wetting is a sufficiently simple, inexpensive and reliable method of eliminating the collapse-type properties of loess foundations of settlement-damaged buildings and structures. It reduces significantly the nonuniformity of collapse-type settlement of the foundation and the internal forces in the structure's members, accumulated under the damage-causing conditions.

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    The greatest nonuniformity of the collapse-type deformations of the foundation-structure system is manifested during the transit of the infiltration front through the active zone, and can be reduced by increasing the mean value of the contact pressure.

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    Brick buildings having the structural system examined, possess sufficient stiffness for overcoming, under the organized wetting conditions, a considerable natural nonuniformity of the collapse-type properties of foundation soils, without disturbing the structural integrity of the structure.

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    B. I. Chernyi and G. I. Kravtsov, "Compaction of loess foundations by weight of the soil and the structure being erected," Gidrotekh. Stroitel'., No. 10 (1965).

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    B. I. Chernyi, G. I. Kravtsov, A. P. Pshenichkin, and T. A. Mal'tsev, "Joint action of a building and its foundation under high-deformation conditions during compaction of loess layer by weight of the structure," Osnovaniya, Fundamenty i Mekhan. Gruntov, No. 3 (1965).

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Groznyi Petroleum Institute. Translated from Osnovaniya, Fundamenty i Mekhanika Gruntov, No. 4, pp. 11–13, July–August, 1976.

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Kravtsov, G.I., Starov, A.V. & Polozhnov, V.I. Stabilization of loess foundations of settlement-damaged buildings and structures. Soil Mech Found Eng 13, 247–251 (1976).

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  • Civil Engineer
  • Structural Integrity
  • Reliable Method
  • Wetting Condition
  • Contact Pressure