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# Elements of Soil Mechanics, 8th Edition Example 8.

## This spreadsheet is used to solve Example 8.5.

Although the worksheet contains the data for Example 8.5 from the book, be changed so that the reader can see the effect of varying the soil prope dimensions etc. Select any worksheet to enter data and view results. Ian Smith, Sept 2005

for Example 8.5 from the book, the data may e effect of varying the soil properties, foundation

ew results.

## Lumped factor of safety approach

Breadth of footing Thickness of footing Depth to underside of footing Magnitude of vertical applied line load Eccentricity of line load Unit weight of concrete Unit weight of soil Undrained strength of soil Angle of shearing resistance Lumped safety factor

B= t= d= P= e=

## 1.80 m 0.50 m 0.75 m 50.00 kN/m 0.40 m

3 24.00 kN/m 3 20.00 kN/m

gconc = gsoil = cu = u = F=

## Enter values into blue fields.

Initial calcs:
Weight of soil on top of foundation Overburden at base of foundation Total self-weight of foundation Eccentricity of bearing pressure Effective breadth of footing Wsoil = vb = W= ed = B' = 9.0 kN/m 15.0 kPa 30.6 kN/m 0.25 m 1.30 m

afety approach

Bearing capacity factors (using B') Nc = 5.14 Nq = 1.00 Ng = 0.00 Shape factor (using B') sc = sq = sg = Depth factor (using B) dc = dq = dg = 1.17 1.00 1.00

## Bearing Capacity results:

Net ultimate bearing pressure Safe bearing pressure Safe bearing capacity qu net = qsafe = Qsafe =

## Eurocode 7 - GEO limit state, Design Approach 1 - Co

Breadth of footing Thickness of footing Depth to underside of footing Magnitude of vertical applied line load Eccentricity of line load Unit weight of concrete Unit weight of soil Undrained strength of soil Angle of shearing resistance

B= t= d= P= e=

## 1.80 m 0.50 m 0.75 m 50.00 kN/m 0.40 m

3 24.00 kN/m 3 20.00 kN/m

gconc = gsoil = cu = u =

## Enter values into blue fields.

Initial calcs:
Weight of soil on top of foundation Total self-weight of foundation Overburden at base of foundation Wsoil = W= vb = 9.0 kN/m 30.6 kN/m 15.0 kPa

## Design material properties:

Undrained strength Angle of shearing resistance cud = d = 30.0 kPa

0.0

Design actions:
Self-weight of foundation Applied line load Total vertical action Eccentricity of bearing pressure Wd = Pd = Fd = 41.3 kN/m 67.5 kN/m 108.8 kN/m

## mit state, Design Approach 1 - Combination 1

Bearing capacity factors (using B') Nc = 5.14 Nq = 1.00 Ng = 0.00 Shape factor (using B') sc = sq = sg = Depth factor (using B) dc = dq = dg =

1.35 1.50

## 1.00 1.00 1.00

On material properties/resistances Coef. of shearing resistance, g = Undrained strength, gCu = Bearing resistance, gRv =

## Bearing Capacity results:

qu = Ultimate bearing capacity/m run Qu = Ultimate bearing capacity Total bearing resistance Rd =

## Ratio of resistance to effects

Overdesign factor = Proportion of available resistance used =

2.03 49%

## Eurocode 7 - GEO limit state, Design Approach 1 - Co

Breadth of footing Thickness of footing Depth to underside of footing Magnitude of vertical applied line load Eccentricity of line load Unit weight of concrete Unit weight of soil Undrained strength of soil Angle of shearing resistance

B= t= d= P= e=

## 1.80 m 0.50 m 0.75 m 50.00 kN/m 0.40 m

3 24.00 kN/m 3 20.00 kN/m

gconc = gsoil = cu = u =

## Enter values into blue fields.

Initial calcs:
Weight of soil on top of foundation Total self-weight of foundation Overburden at base of foundation Wsoil = W= vb = 9.0 kN/m 30.6 kN/m 15.0 kPa

## Design material properties:

Undrained strength Angle of shearing resistance cud = d = 21.4 kPa

0.0

Design actions:
Self-weight of foundation Applied line load Total vertical action Eccentricity of bearing pressure Wd = Pd = Fd = 30.6 kN/m 50.0 kN/m 80.6 kN/m

## mit state, Design Approach 1 - Combination 2

Bearing capacity factors (using B') Nc = 5.14 Nq = 1.00 Ng = 0.00 Shape factor (using B') sc = sq = sg = Depth factor (using B) dc = dq = dg =

1.00 1.30

## 1.00 1.00 1.00

On material properties/resistances Coef. of shearing resistance, g = Undrained strength, gCu = Bearing resistance, gRv =

## Bearing Capacity results:

qu = Ultimate bearing capacity/m run Qu = Ultimate bearing capacity Total bearing resistance Rd =

## Ratio of resistance to effects

Overdesign factor = Proportion of available resistance used =

2.02 49%

## Depth Factors selection data:

This spreadsheet has been downloaded from the website that supports Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics, 8th Edition Published by Blackwell Publishing, May 2006 ISBN: 1-4051-3370-8 Visit the website:
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Please note: This spreadsheet is an aid for learning and should really only be used in conjunction with the relevant section in the book. It is not intended for use in geotechnical design. Ian Smith, May 2006

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