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### Computation of settlements induced by the seismic action – Loadcap

Computation of settlements induced by the seismic action The computation of settlements induced by the seismic action is affected by significant uncertainties. The values that are obtained applying the procedures described below must be intended only as guidelines. The settlement is considered to be the lowering of the surface level, or, the integral of the…

### Determination of geotechnical characteristic parameters

The article “Determination of geotechnical characteristic parameters” follows the base principles of the Eurocode. “The characteristic value of a geotechnical parameter shall be selected as a cautious estimate of the value affecting the occurrence of the limit state.” [EC7- 2.4.5.2 2(P)] Defining the geotechnical characteristic value means therefore to choose the geotechnical parameter that influences…