A Python package to assess the settlement and bearing capacity of foundations.
How to Use
The geofound package relies on two main Objects, the Foundation object and the Soil object.
These objects are inherited from the sfsimodels python module.
import geofound import geofound.settlement import geofound.capacity length = 21.7 width = 1.5 # metres depth = 1.5 # metres phi = 38 cohesion = 0 unit_weight = 18.5 # submerged youngs_modulus_soil = 30000 fd = geofound.create_foundation(length, width, depth) sl = geofound.create_soil(phi, cohesion, unit_weight) sl.unit_sat_weight = 18.5 q_lim = geofound.capacity.capacity_vesics_1975(sl, fd) p_max = q_lim * length * width print(' ') print('Ultimate bearing stress is q_lim = ' + str(round(q_lim,0)) + ' kPa') print('Ultimate load is Q_lim = ' + str(round(p_max, 0)) + ' kN')
and for settlement.
load = 21484 s = geofound.settlement.settlement_schmertmann(sl, fd, load, youngs_modulus_soil) print(' ') print('Settlement is si = ' + str(round(s,2)) + ' m')