Foundation design on problematic soils with high underground water level

  • Nazile Ural Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University (Turkey)
  • Abdulselam Gergin
Keywords: Foundations, Groundwater Level, Soil properties, Earthquake, Plaxis 2D


In this study, the foundation systems of a structure on different soil profiles and different groundwater levels are modeled and analyzed. Several difficulties encounter during the basic design and implementation phases. In particular, the high groundwater level, the load on the soil under the load-bearing capacity, liquefaction causes many problems such as emergence. Within the scope of this study, foundation systems which based on six different soil profiles with a high groundwater level modeled with Plaxis 2D program. Thus, the stress and displacement conditions of the soil about the foundation system as a result of the soil properties and groundwater level changes in problematic soils investigated.

Author Biography

Nazile Ural, Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University (Turkey)

Civil engineering department/ Geotechnical

Associate professor