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By N.E. Simons and B.K. Menzies (Auth.)

Even if there are actually various laptop programmes for fixing every kind of origin layout difficulties, the necessity to fee those outputs via 'hand-calculation' has turn into very important. This e-book concentrates on getting the basics correct after which utilizing them in functional applications.

The booklet is illustrated with quite a few labored examples and with quick-reference tables and charts

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Generally, however, soil stresses will decrease away from the loading in much the same way as in an elastic medium. 07075^ , Uniform Diameter=fi Uniform Γ *1 pressure,^ Pressure bulb. (c) Fig. 1 Vertical stresses under uniformly loaded flexible footings resting on a deep wide homo­ geneous isotropic elastic solid, after Tengf 1962): (a) strip footing; (b) circular footing; (c) square footing field, thereby justifying the use of the elastic analytical model for predicting stresses and settlements.

E. governed by the strength of the soil) of footings are outlined. Charts for estimating the distribution of vertical stresses below a foundation are given in Chapter 3, together with procedures for estimating initial undrained settlements. Settlement analysis is covered in Chapter 5. 2 Ultimate bearing capacity The ultimate bearing capacity of a footing may be determined using bearing theory, whereby a failure mechanism is postulated and the pressure causing failure in the soil is expressed in terms of the shear strength mobilized at failure and the geometry of the problem.

Two important points to emerge are: • The vertical settlement is generally very sensitive to the horizontal modulus Eh. • For Ev = 0 at the surface and Ev increasing with depth, the maximum settlement is near the edge because of the large lateral strains existing at the edge. 48 4 Bearing capacity of footings 1 Introduction Foundation engineering may be defined as the art of applying — economically — structural loads to the ground in such a manner as to avoid excessive deformations. It should be noted that unless foundations are placed on hard sound rock, some measurable settlement will always occur.

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