What options are there in Settle3D for calculating stress change due to an embankment load?

In Settle3D, the change in total stress caused by external loads such as embankments or fills can be calculated by five different methods:

  • Boussinesq
  • Westergaard
  • Multiple Layer
  • Vertical Ratio (2:1)
  • Vertical Ratio (angle)


Details on these methods can be found in section 2.3 of the Settle3D Theory Manual, and in the Stress Computation section of the Online Help.