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# BEARING CAPACITY OF A SHALLOW FOOTING

Davis and Booker expressions are the default for Ng Table of Computed Bearing Capacity Factors - short side failure Basic Rigidity Shape Inclination Base Tilt Ground Slope Embedment Groundwater N 37.75 36.75 3466 kPa 3439 kPa 46.0 37.8 Table of Computed Bearing Capacity Factors - long side failure Basic Rigidity Shape Inclination Base Tilt Ground Slope Embedment Groundwater 43.9 56.3 88.9 c g 5.14 43.90 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.32 1.00 1.00 1.00 0 kPa 2608 kPa 3874 kPa q N 37.75 r 1.00 s 1.00 i 1.00 b 1.00 g 1.00 d 1.24 w 1.00 1267 kPa Contribution to Bearing Capacity c g 5.14 43.90 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.08 1.00 1.00 1.00 0 kPa 2386 kPa 3439 kPa 3061 4114 4829 5883 r 1.00 s 1.00 i 1.00 b 1.00 g 1.00 d 1.06 w 1.00 1053 kPa Contribution to Bearing Capacity Caquot andMeyerhof Kerisel

SHORT SIDE FAILURE Ultimate bearing capacity, q ult Net bearing capacity, q u Computed Factor of Safety, FS Nqvalue (rough footing) Ng values (rough footing)
Davis and Booker Caquot and Kerisel (Vesic) Meyerhof

## 0 B 0 0 0 25 kN/m3 3 3 46.03 71.66 -43.03 0.000 0.000 0.000 27.000

+b

m3 kN kN kPa

L
<==at base of footing (effective stress) <==at B/2 below base of footing (effective stress) minor axis

86.400 kPa 10000.000 324.884 535.000 kN 0.000 kN 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000 3439 kPa 3412 kPa 20606.920 kN 101.7 kPa 81.1 kPa 0.628318531 rad 0 rad 0 rad 0 rad 0 rad 6.039252336 m 1 m

longitudinal axis

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## APACITY OF SHALLOW FOOTINGS USING SPT DATA

Muni Budhu "Foundation Engineering", John Wiley & Sons, NY, 2006 Eq (A)/FS Eq (B) qa 1033 1102 kPa ra Width of footing Depth of footing Length of footing Groundwater FS Variation in N Consider ground water Depth (m) 0 0.6 0.9 1.2 1.5 2.1 2.7 3 3.3 4.2 25 2 0.9 2 5 3 0 No Unit weight kN/m 0 18.5 19 20 19 19 19 20 20.5 20.5
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m m m m

Cw1 Cw2 fs Ic z1 Ho f1 Cn

1 0 1.00 0.014 1.70 3.3 1 Cn use 0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.1 Avg 0 25 28 33 29 28 29 31 35 41 31 0 50 56 66 53 43 40 40 43 44 48 m m

Vertical (kPa) 0 11.1 16.8 22.8 28.5 39.9 51.3 57.3 63.45 81.9

N1

effective stress Calc. 0 2.9 2.4 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.1

footing base

Eq (A) Eq (B)

Df q ult 32N 60 B C w1 + C w 2 B

AASHTO (1998)

qa

r fs f1B0.7 Ic

## Burland and Burbridge (1985)

footing base

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BEARING CAPACITY AND SETTLEMENTOF SHALLOW FOOTINGS USING CPT DATA Muni Budhu "Foundation Engineering", John Wiley & Sons, NY, 2006 Condition 1 Axisymmetric HELP Settlement 26.3 mm Bearing capacity 7.7 MPa
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## q Df g snet B L Icp t Layer m 1 2 3 4 z m

217 kPa 1m 17 200 3 3 0.780056 1 kN/m3 kPa m m yr Dz m 0 0.20 2.90 4.60 6.00 0.20 2.70 1.70 1.40 0.07 0.97 1.53 2.00 z/B

cD ct

0.96 1.20

0.5 1 1.5

z/B
Ico qc MPa 0.19 0.54 0.24 0.00 Sum 8.40 6.30 8.00 10.10 0.005 0.230 0.052 0.000 0.286 (Ico/qc)Dz qcDz MPa.m 1.68 17.01 13.60 14.14 46.43

## 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5

Influence factor
0 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5
Axisymmetric plane strain

0.5

1 2