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Analysis of Shallow Foundations in Cohesionless Soil Using The Extended Bearing Capacity Equation
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Only applicable for cohesionless soils. circular. footing geom etry. This worksheet is applicable for square. and the axial load and factor of safety for the footing.Client: Project: Location: Job #: Description: Revision #: Done by:_______ Checked by:_______ Date:_______ Analysis of Shallow Foundations in Cohesionless Soil Using The Extended Bearing Capacity Equation Description: This worksheet will provide the allowable capacity of shallow footings in cohesionless soil. eccentric or inclined loading. Annotation Guide (Open to View) Worksheet Instructions (Open to View) 2 of 5 . rectangular. Capacity is calculated using the Extended Bearing Capacity Equation. The user must input soil properties. or footings in other than cohesionless soil. This work sheet only looks at footing geometry and soil properties when calculating the capacity and is not applicable for uplift. and strip footings. Notes: According to The Extended Bearing Capcity Equation.

5 Load on Footing (Load per linear foot for Strip Footings) Factor of Safety 3 of 5 .Client: Project: Location: Job #: Description: Revision #: Done by:_______ Checked by:_______ Date:_______ Inputs Soil Properties Soil Type γ1 := 120⋅ pcf γ2 := 120⋅ pcf ϕ := 25⋅ ° Unit Weight of Soil Below Foundation Level Unit Weight of Soil Above Foundation Level Soil Friction Angle Is Fill Above Foundation Base Com pacted? Foundation Properties Footing Shape D f := 5 ⋅ ft B := 5 ⋅ ft L := 5 ⋅ ft Depth to Base of Footing Width of Footing Length of Footing (Only needed for rectangular footings) Loading Q := 70⋅ kip FS := 2.

00 Depth Factors 4 of 5 .27 dγ = 1.00 Rigidity Reduction Factors dq = 1.00 rc = 1.47 sc = 1.66 N c = 20.72 N γ = 10.88 Soil Bearing Capacity Factors sq = 1.24 dc = 1.51 sγ = 0.Client: Project: Location: Job #: Description: Revision #: Done by:_______ Checked by:_______ Date:_______ Calcualations Footing Parameters Area = 25 ft 2 Area of Footing N q = 10.00 rγ = 1.60 Shape Factors rq = 1.

Client: Project: Location: Job #: Description: Revision #: Done by:_______ Checked by:_______ Date:_______ Calculations (continued) Bearing Capacity Extended Bearing Capacity Equation 1 q net := c⋅ N c⋅ rc⋅ sc⋅ dc + ⋅ B⋅ γ1⋅ N γ⋅ rγ⋅ sγ⋅ dγ + γ2 ⋅ D f ⋅ N q − 1 ⋅ rq ⋅ sq ⋅ dq 2 ( ) ( ) ( )( ) q net = 12534 ⋅ psf q net FS q allow := Allowable Bearing Capacity q allow = 5014⋅ psf Q allow := q allow⋅ Area Q allow = 125.8⋅ % Check if Footing is Adequate in Bearing Must Not Exceed 100% Results = "Selected Footing is Adequate for Given Parameters" 5 of 5 .3⋅ kip Allowable Load on Footing (Load per linear foot for Strip Footings) Check := Q Q allow = 55.3⋅ kip Allowable Load Capacity Results Q allow = 125.