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Soils_ Bearing Capacity

Soils_ Bearing Capacity

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CECW-EGEngineerManual1110-1-1905
Department of the Army
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Washington, DC 20314-1000
EM 1110-1-190530 October 1992Engineering and DesignBEARING CAPACITY OF SOILS
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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY EM 1110-1-1905U.S. Army Corps of EngineersCECW-EG Washington, DC 20314-1000Engineer ManualNo. 1110-1-1905 30 October 1992Engineering and DesignBEARING CAPACITY OF SOILS1. Purpose. The purpose of this manual is to provide guidelines for calculation ofthe bearing capacity of soil under shallow and deep foundations supporting varioustypes of structures and embankments.2. Applicability. This manual applies to HQUSACE/OCE elements, major subordinatecommands, districts, laboratories, and field operating activities.3. General. This manual is intended as a guide for determining allowable and ulti-mate bearing capacity. It is not intended to replace the judgment of the designengineer on a particular project.FOR THE COMMANDER:WILLIAM D. BROWNColonel, Corps of EngineersChief of Staff _______________________________________________________________________________This manual supersedes EM 1110-2-1903, dated 1 July 1958.
 
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY EM 1110-1-1905U.S. Army Corps of EngineersCECW-EG Washington, DC 20314-1000Engineer ManualNo. 1110-1-1905 30 October 1992Engineering and DesignBEARING CAPACITY OF SOILSTable of ContentsSubject Paragraph PageCHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTIONPurpose and Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 1-1Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 1-2Failure Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1-8Factors Influencing Bearing Capacity . . . . . 1-4 1-11CHAPTER 2 NON-LOAD RELATED DESIGN CONSIDERATIONSGeneral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 2-1Earthquake and Dynamic Motion . . . . . . . . 2-2 2-1Frost Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 2-1Subsurface Voids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 2-3Expansive and Collapsible Soils . . . . . . . 2-5 2-3Soil Reinforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 2-4Heaving Failure in Cuts . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 2-6Soil Erosion and Seepage . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 2-8CHAPTER 3 SOIL PARAMETERSMethodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 3-1Site Investigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 3-1Soil Exploration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 3-9CHAPTER 4. SHALLOW FOUNDATIONSBasic Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 4-1Solution of Bearing Capacity . . . . . . . . . 4-2 4-1Retaining Walls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 4-16In Situ Modeling of Bearing Pressures . . . . 4-4 4-16Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 4-19CHAPTER 5 DEEP FOUNDATIONSBasic Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 5-1Section I Drilled ShaftsVertical Capacity of Single Shafts . . . . . . 5-2 5-4Capacity to Resist Uplift and Downdrag . . . . 5-3 5-22Lateral Load Capacity of Single Shafts . . . . 5-4 5-34Capacity of Shaft Groups . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 5-42i

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