The main methods used for foundation design should be described and analyzed in relation to methods used in Europe and especially Sweden. Typical soil conditions in Iraq should be described and tests performed in laboratory and field related to different foundation methods. Here soil stabilization technique will be a key method in regions with soft soil conditions. Other techniques will also be covered like piling, reinforcement, compaction of different types and vertical drainage will be analyzed.
A structure for the choice of foundation method in relation to geological conditions, economy, exploration, time available etc will be put together.
Economical evaluations and comparisons will be carried out for all studied methods. Assessment will be done from the following perspectives:
Methods for soil exploration will be compared and analyzed and suggestions given for development and changes in order to get better and more economical explorations. This is done in the context of the existing geology.
PhD student: Entidhar Altaie
Supervisors: Sven Knutsson, Nadhir Al-Ansari