Journal article

A review and comparison of design methods for raft substructures on expansive soils

B Teodosio, KS Kristombu Baduge, P Mendis

Journal of Building Engineering | Elsevier | Published : 2021

Abstract

Shrink-swell movements of soils cause angular distortion to substructures leading to significant damage to lightweight structures. The built environment of lightweight structures, particularly single-detached dwellings, may compromise the structural performance and cause unforeseen maintenance that may expedite the deterioration of an entire build. Due to the importance of damage minimisation in the design phase of single-detached dwellings, this paper aims to review and compare existing design methods for raft substructures on expansive soils through parametric comparison. The comparison considered parameters related to soil properties, environmental factors and stress conditions, including..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council - Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the Australian Research Council - Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing (ARCCAMP.H) Project ID IC150100023.