Design of Large Foundation Mats by the Finite Element Method

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Title: Design of Large Foundation Mats by the Finite Element Method

Author(s): Leonard M. Rand

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 5

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 60-64

Keywords: bearing capacity; bending moments; deflection; finite element method; footings; foundations; reinforced concrete; structural analysis; structural design.

Date: 3/1/1983

Abstract:
Discusses the advantages of using the finite element method for the analysis and design of mat foundations. Particular attention is given to production-oriented features such as mesh generation and automated design postprocessing.