There is equal settlement section in the reinforced area of the composite foundation,the sparse capped pile settlement controlled composite foundation can enhance the stability of soft ground.

The effect factors of the distance of two piles, the length of pile, size of pile cap, modulus of cushion, modulus of underlying soil layers, modulus of soil besides pile cap and K_0 have been discussed for composite pile-soil stress ratio and the place of equal settlement section. 4. Based on reasonable assumption and elasticity theory, adopting the load transfer function method, the linear analysis of composite single pile with cap has been done.

Based the on soil mechanics,elastic theory and some reasonable assumptione,adopting the method of the equal settlement section,considering the pemetration of top and fir of pile,the calculation formula of composite foundation with capped rigid pile was proposed,which showed the characteristics of layered soil and its 3D settlement deformation.

Based on soil mechanics and elastic theory, the correspondence equation of the vertical deformation of the composite foundation of the stiff pile and the half stiff pile is derived in this paper. The mathematics formula of the cushion thickness and compression modulus of influence on the composite foundation of the stiff and the half stiff pile is derived. Based on it, influence of the different cushion thickness and compression modulus on the stress ratio of pile and soil, on the location of the greatest stress...

Based on soil mechanics and elastic theory, the correspondence equation of the vertical deformation of the composite foundation of the stiff pile and the half stiff pile is derived in this paper. The mathematics formula of the cushion thickness and compression modulus of influence on the composite foundation of the stiff and the half stiff pile is derived. Based on it, influence of the different cushion thickness and compression modulus on the stress ratio of pile and soil, on the location of the greatest stress and the greatest stress in pile, on the load transfer in pile and soil is determined. The conclusion of relaxing stress concentration on the pile top by improving the cushion thickness and lowering the cushion modulus is obtained, but the location of the equal settlement section is lowered. On the contrary the stress of the pile end is increased. So it isn′t useful to excessively increase the thickness and lower the cushion modulus to acquire lower stress ratio of pile and soil. Synthesis analysis indicates that the best cushion thickness is 0.2～0.5 m and the best compression modulus of the cushion is 30～100 MPa. This cushion thickness corresponds with the thickness used in engineering. The optimized design on the composite foundation of the stiff and half stiff pile by the cushion can be performed with this method.

The conception of stress ratio of composite pile-soil was put forward on the basis of test data of composite foundation of rigid pile with cap to describe its mechanical behavior.Based the on soil mechanics,elastic theory and some reasonable assumptione,adopting the method of the equal settlement section,considering the pemetration of top and fir of pile,the calculation formula of composite foundation with capped rigid pile was proposed,which showed the characteristics of layered soil and its 3D settlement...

The conception of stress ratio of composite pile-soil was put forward on the basis of test data of composite foundation of rigid pile with cap to describe its mechanical behavior.Based the on soil mechanics,elastic theory and some reasonable assumptione,adopting the method of the equal settlement section,considering the pemetration of top and fir of pile,the calculation formula of composite foundation with capped rigid pile was proposed,which showed the characteristics of layered soil and its 3D settlement deformation.The spacing and length of pile,size of pile cap,modulus of cushion,modulus of underlying soil layers,modulus of soil besides pile caps and K0 were discussed with practical engineering example.It was shown that the optimized design of the composite foundation with capped rigid pile could be performed with the method.

The mechanical characters of composite foundation with capped rigid piles have been analyzed by means of finite element method(FEM).The change rules of the mechanical characters of the composite foundation have been researched.The equal settlement section of rigid pile with cap composite foundation has been proved.The results provides a theoretical base for the establishment of a calculation model for the composite foundation settlement,and a useful guidance for the engineering construction and design....

The mechanical characters of composite foundation with capped rigid piles have been analyzed by means of finite element method(FEM).The change rules of the mechanical characters of the composite foundation have been researched.The equal settlement section of rigid pile with cap composite foundation has been proved.The results provides a theoretical base for the establishment of a calculation model for the composite foundation settlement,and a useful guidance for the engineering construction and design.