Concept Development for Structures on Expansive Soils by the Pattern Language Design Methodology.
ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB CHAMPAIGN ILL
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The purpose of this project is two-fold 1 to assemble information and data useful during the preliminary design phase of structure built on expansive soil and 2 to organize and structure the information into a framework pattern language to focus the designers attention on the applicable design information and data at the proper point in the design process. Development of the pattern language for this purpose produced 15 basic relationships patterns specifically related to the solution of design problems associated with construction on expansive soils. The basic patterns were organized into a logic diagram-type cascade to provide designers with a system which displays the interconnection among the patterns and enables them to preserve a view of the entire design process. For use in the preliminary design of structure on expansive soils, the pattern language design method is very instructive. It can be used to apprise and educate designers about the problems associated with designing buildings in expansive soils areas.
- Soil Mechanics
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology