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# BEARING CAPACITY OF SHALLOW FOUNDATIONS

Terzaghi Method
Date
Identification

## November 23, 2014

Example 6.4

INPUT

Terzaghi Results
Units of Measurement
E SI or E
Foundation Information
Shape
B=
L=
D=

## SQ SQ, CI, CO, or RE

3 ft
ft
2 ft

Soil Information
c=
phi =
gamma =
Dw =

0
31
123
10

Factor of Safety
F=

2.5

Bearing Capacity
q ult =
9,720 lb/ft^2
qa=
3,888 lb/ft^2
P=
32 k

lb/ft^2
deg
lb/ft^3
ft

Terzaghi Computations
Unit conversion
gw=
W footing
g conc

1000
62.4

aq=
Nc =

3.501516
40.41

0.541052

Nq =

25.28

Ng=
g'=
coefficient #1 =
coefficient #3 =
s zD' =

23.72
123
1.3
0.4
246

2700
150

Shome S Dey

Meyerhof Method
Date
Identification

## November 23, 2014

Example 4-2

INPUT
Meyerhof Results

Units of Measurement

E SI or E

Bearing Capacity
Foundation Information
Shape
B=
L=
D=

RE
3
4.16
2

## SQ, CI, CO, or RE

ft
ft
ft

Soil Information
c=
f=
g=
Dw =

0
31
123
10

lb/ft^2
deg
lb/ft^3
ft

Factor of Safety
F=

q ult =
qa=

P=

(Assumed)

Meyerhof Computations
Unit conversion
gw=
W footing
g conc

11,642 lb/ft^2
3,881 lb/ft^2

1000

Nc =

32.67

62.4

sc =

1.45

0.54105

dc =

1.24

3744

Nq =

20.63

150

sq =

1.23

dq =

1.12
18.56
1.23
1.12
123
3.124035
0.721154
0.666667
246

Ng=
sg =
dg=
g' =
Kp =
B/L =
D/B =
s zD' =

45 k

Shome S Dey

Hansen Method
Date
Identification

## November 23, 2014

Example 4-2

INPUT
Hansen Results

Units of Measurement
E SI or E

Bearing Capacity
Foundation Information
Shape
B=
L=
D=

RE
3
4.16
2

## SQ, CI, CO, or RE

ft
ft
ft

Soil Information
c=
f=
g=
Dw =

0
31
123
10

lb/ft^2
deg
lb/ft^3
ft

Factor of Safety
F=

q ult =
qa=

P=

(Assumed)

Hansen Computations
Unit conversion
gw=
W footing
g conc

10,594 lb/ft^2
3,531 lb/ft^2

1000
62.4

Nc =
sc =

0.54105

dc =

1.27

3744

Nq =

20.63

150

sq =

1.37

dq =

1.19
17.69
0.71
1.00
0.721154
0.666667
0.666667
1

Ng=
sg =
dg=
B/L =
D/B =
k=
ic =

32.67
1.46

gc =

bc =

iq =

gq =

bq =

1
1
1
1
123
246

ig =
gg =
bg =
g' =
s zD' =

40 k

Vesic Method
Date
Identification

## November 23, 2014

Example 6.4

INPUT

Vesic Results
Units of Measurement
E SI or E

Bearing Capacity
q ult =
12,533 lb/ft^2
qa=
5,013 lb/ft^2

Foundation Information
Shape
B=
L=
D=

## SQ SQ, CI, CO, or RE

3 ft
ft
2 ft

Soil Information
c=
phi =
gamma =
Dw =

0
31
123
10

Factor of Safety
F=

2.5

P=
42 k

lb/ft^2
deg
lb/ft^3
ft

Vesic Computation
Unit conversion
gw =
W footing
g conc

1000

Nc =

32.67

62.4

sc =

1.63

0.5410521

dc =

1.27

2700

Nq =

20.63

150

sq =

1.60

dq =

1.19
25.99
0.60
1.00
1
0.666667
246
123

Ng=
sg=
dg=
B/L =
k=
s zD' =
g'=