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# Elements of Soil Mechanics, 8th Edition

## This spreadsheet is used to solve Examples 8.3 and 8.4.

Although the worksheet contains the data for Examples 8.3 & 8.4 from the
data may be changed so that the reader can see the effect of varying the
foundation dimensions etc.

8.4.

## ples 8.3 & 8.4 from the book, the

e effect of varying the soil properties,

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Example 8.3 - Case (i) - undrained conditions

## Length of footing L= 4.00 m

Breadth of footing B= 2.00 m
Foundation depth d= 1.00 m

## Unit weight of soil γsoil = 20.00 kN/m3

Undrained strength of soil cu = 24.00 kPa
Angle of shearing resistance φu = 0.00 º

## Bearing Capacity results:

Ultimate bearing capacity qu = 182.4 kPa
Bearing capacity factors
Nc = 5.14
Nq = 1.00
Nγ = 0.00

Shape factors
Sc = 1.10
Sq = 1.00
Sγ = 0.80

Depth factors
Dc = 1.20
Dq = 1.00
Dγ = 1.00
Example 8.3 - Case (ii) - drained conditions

## Length of footing L= 4.00 m

Breadth of footing B= 2.00 m
Foundation depth d= 1.00 m

## Unit weight of soil γsoil = 20.00 kN/m3

Effective cohesion c' = 0.00 kPa
Effective angle of shearing resis φ' = 25.00 º

## Bearing Capacity results:

Ultimate bearing capacity qu = 477.9 kPa
Bearing capacity factors
Nc = 20.72
Nq = 10.66
Nγ = 10.88

Shape factors
Sc = 1.26
Sq = 1.23
Sγ = 0.80

Depth factors
Dc = 1.20
Dq = 1.16
Dγ = 1.00
Example 8.4 - Case (i) - undrained conditions

## Length of footing L= 4.00 m

Breadth of footing B= 2.00 m
Foundation depth d= 1.00 m

## Unit weight of soil γsoil = 20.00 kN/m3

Undrained strength of soil cu = 24.00 kPa
Angle of shearing resistance φu = 0.00 º
Lumped safety factor F= 3.00

## Bearing Capacity results:

Ultimate bearing capacity qu = 182.43 kPa

## Safe bearing capacity qsafe = 74.14 kPa

Bearing capacity factors
Nc = 5.14
Nq = 1.00
Nγ = 0.00

Shape factors
Sc = 1.10
Sq = 1.00
Sγ = 0.80

Depth factors
Dc = 1.20
Dq = 1.00
Dγ = 1.00
Example 8.4 - Case (ii) - drained conditions

## Length of footing L= 4.00 m

Breadth of footing B= 2.00 m
Foundation depth d= 1.00 m

## Unit weight of soil γsoil = 20.00 kN/m3

Effective cohesion c' = 0.00 kPa
Effective angle of shearing resis φ' = 25.00 º
Lumped safety factor F= 3.00

## Bearing Capacity results:

Ultimate bearing capacity qu = 477.86 kPa

## Safe bearing capacity qsafe = 172.62 kPa

Bearing capacity factors
Nc = 20.72
Nq = 10.66
Nγ = 10.88

Shape factors
Sc = 1.26
Sq = 1.23
Sγ = 0.80

Depth factors
Dc = 1.20
Dq = 1.16
Dγ = 1.00
Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics, 8th Edition

ISBN: 1-4051-3370-8

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