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Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundation

Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundation

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Published by: SHAN NUHRIO on Dec 03, 2009
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Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundation
 
BEARING CAPACITY 
If a footing is subjected to too great aload, some of the soil supporting it willreach a failure state and the footingmay experience a bearing capacityfailure.
The bearing capacity is thelimiting pressure that the footingcan support.
Supporting soil
 
Definitions and KeyTerms
Foundation
: Structure transmits loads to theunderlying ground (soil).
 
Footing
: Slab element that transmitload from superstructure to ground
 
Embedment depth,
 
D
: The depth belowground surface where the base of thefooting rests.
 
Bearing pressure(q)
: The normal stressimpose by the footing on thesupporting ground.(weight of superstructure + self weight of footing + weight of earthfill if any.)

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