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- From: JRisha(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Wed, 19 Jun 1996 00:02:02 -0400
In a message dated 96-06-18 11:55:09 EDT, Mark wrote: > Soils engineers seem to >require tie beams as a method of limiting differential settlement. But this >is clearly ineffective since the stiffness of such beams is very low. The >only possible effect they might have is to increase the effective area of the >footing and reduce, therefore, the soil pressure. I agree. For deep foundations the tie beams act as, well, tie beams :-). For shallow foundations they help reduce the soil bearing pressure, hence minimizing differential settelment. Janah A. Risha, S.E. ...
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