Task 3B: Geotechnical investigation of foundation systems.
Task Leader(s): Aswathy
- To study the subsoil profile and foundation details from available database.
- Analyse the effect of construction activities adjacent to heritage structures on the foundation settlement and to study the requirement of retrofitting measures for foundations.
- Suitable strengthening/ improvement measures will be developed for foundations on different types of soil.
Description of Task
In the proposed work, the settlement analysis of foundation will be done and the effect of adjacent construction activities such as tunneling will be studied. Suitable strengthening measures for soils below existing foundations will also be developed.
1st year: Report on analysis of settlement of soil due to tunneling.
2nd year: Manual for economic and feasible improvement of the soils below existing foundation system.