foundation Topic

Foundation

Definition: a system of structural elements that transmits loads from the structure above to the earth.- ACI Concrete Terminology


There are three foundation types: - T-shaped: A traditional foundation method to support a structure in an area where the ground freezes. A footing is placed below the frost line and then the walls are added on top. The footing is wider than the wall, providing extra support at the base of the foundation. - Slab-on-ground: A slab is a single layer of concrete, several inches thick. The slab is poured thicker at the edges to form an integral footing; reinforcing rods strengthen the thickened edge. The slab normally rests on a bed of crushed gravel to improve drainage. - Frost-protected: This foundation relies on the use of two sheets of rigid, polystyrene insulation—one on the outside of the foundation wall and the other laid flat on a bed of gravel at the base of the wall—to prevent freezing, which is a problem with slab-on-ground foundations in areas with frost.

Practice oriented papers and articles ON FOUNDATION

Assessment of Anchorage Methods and FRP Laminate Strengthening Configurations for URM Walls Under In-Plane Loading

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 11/1/2018

Knowledge to Practice: ACI Foundation

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 11/1/2018

Analytical Load-Deflection Behavior of Prestressed Concrete Girders Strengthened with FRP

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 11/1/2018

Knowledge to Practice: ACI Foundation

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 10/1/2018

The MODIFIED COMPRESSION FIELD THEORY: THEN AND NOW

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/12/2018

Knowledge to Practice: ACI Foundation

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 9/1/2018

GFRP-Reinforced Foundation Slab Design for 15 Story Residential Building

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

CARES Sustainable Constructional Steel Certification Scheme

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

Knowledge to Practice: ACI Foundation

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 8/1/2018

Planning and Execution of a Large Mass Concrete Placement with Different Insulation Levels

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/25/2018

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