How different ground types affect the effectiveness of a load-spreading mat under loading

Bayliss, Geoffrey (2015) How different ground types affect the effectiveness of a load-spreading mat under loading. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This report aims to examine the affect that different grounds types have on the effectiveness of a steel load spreading mat during a variety of different loading scenarios. The findings will aim to benefit engineers in both the heavy-lift and crane industries as the first step in generating a system for the simply yet accurate determination of maximum ground bearing pressures imposed onto the ground, to evaluate if more than the given maximum specified GBP for the location in question. This will aim to save time calculating safe loading plans by reducing the risk of over-loading the ground and to create economic benefits by allowing the engineers to use the smallest possible, therefore theoretically the cheapest, load-spreading mats needed.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2015 16:34
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2015 16:34
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17980

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