Abstract

This paper outlines the new computational procedures embedded in the software tool GeoSpring 1.0. It explains how these modules has been implemented and applied in real foundation projects. Then, it concludes how these based convergence methods are those which can be coupled with machine learning algorithms rather than the finite element or the finite difference methods.

General Presentation of Geospring 1.0

GeoSpring 1.0 carries the design of shallow and deep foundations in terms of bearing capacity and settlements according to Eurocode 7. It also estimates the settlement of embankments and carries the predesign of rigid inclusions as detailed in the flowchart exposed in Figure.1.

The first new computational method that GeoSpring 1.0 offers concerns the settlement estimation of single Recharge Impulse Technology (RIT) piles. Such a method implies the use of cubic root load transfer curves as discussed by (Bohn, Santos, & Frank, 2016), combined with the shape effect and the electrical discharge task (EDT) as detailed in (Bouassida, 2021).

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