You are on page 1of 2

HERIOT - WATT UNIVERSITY

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society


Foundation Engineering

CLASS EXAMPLE

A building (with a large plan area) was constructed on a clay deposit


over a period extending from May 2005 to May 2007. In May 2010,
the average measured settlement was found to be 25mm. The
ultimate settlement of the building was calculated as 65mm. Estimate
the settlement of the structure in May 2015.

100
80
U%
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90

60

Ulayer

40
20
0

0.2

0.4
Time Factor, T

0.6
cv t

H2
d

T
0.008
0.031
0.071
0.126
0.197
0.287
0.403
0.567
0.848

0.8

1.0