Prediction of Settlement of Shallow Footings on Granular Soils using Genetic Algorithm
Keywords:Foundation Settlement, Genetic Algorithm, Geotechnical Model, Granular Soils
In this paper, a genetic algorithm approach is used for predicting the settlement of shallow foundations on granular soils. The development and verification of the genetic model was done using a large database containing about 198 case histories from various published literatures. The results of the model obtained were compared with various empirical equations available for measuring settlement. The correlation of predicted datas with actual field measurements was determined and it was found out that the genetic algorithm approach can be used to fit a function to set of experimental data with a high degree of accuracy. The equation for settlement thus obtained connecting settlement and its contributing factors can be used in predicting settlements for new cases that were not used for the development of the genetic model.
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