The settlement prediction of foundations is always a frontal problem in geotechnical engineering. Aimed at the shortcomings of traditional exponential model, some analyses and improvements are done, and then, the modified Weibull curve model with more universality for settlement prediction is put forward. Furthermore, the rationality of this model is attested with several engineering examples. It can be easily found that this model can cause more accurately predicting results of foundation settlements. In a way, it has some reference and application value in practice. At last, the further studying problem is pointed out.
Rock and Soil Mechanics
Settlement of structures