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Sven Hansbo Lecture: Deep foundation design - Issues, procedures and inadequacies

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Geotechnics for Sustainable Infrastructure Development

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This paper reviews the key issues that must be addressed in the design of deep foundations, especially for support of high-rise buildings. Common design criteria are then set out, and a three-stage design process is outlined. The importance of geotechnical site characterization is emphasised. Some of the available design tools are discussed, together with their limitations, and a comparison is made of analysis results from four different programs. Finally, some perceived inadequacies of common design procedures are discussed, including: ignoring foundation interactions, assuming a rigid raft, oversimplification of the ground profile, ignoring external ground movements, and ignoring kinematic seismic effects. Examples of the consequences of these inadequate procedures are illustrated via relevant case histories.

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Poulos, H.G. (2020). Sven Hansbo Lecture: Deep foundation design - Issues, procedures and inadequacies. In: Duc Long, P., Dung, N. (eds) Geotechnics for Sustainable Infrastructure Development. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 62. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-2184-3_1

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