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Foundation Engineering-I

Assignments on chapter-3

1) An axial service load (including self-weight of the footing) of 4500 KN is to be supported by a
square footing founded at a depth of 1.3m in a deposit of silty sand having the following
properties; γ = 17.6 KN/m3, φ’ = 33°, C’ = 0. Using a factor of safety of 3 against bearing
capacity failure, determine the dimensions of the footing.
2) A 2.5mX2.5m square footing is to be placed at a depth of 2m below ground level in a clay layer.
The water table is at a depth of 1.5m below ground level. Properties of the clay are as follows:
Cu = 90KN/m2, φu = 0, C’ = 10 KN/m2,φ’ = 20°, γsat = 20KN/m3, γ = 18KN/m3.
The footing supports a vertical column load which has an eccentricity of 0.04m along the x-axis.
Determine the maximum load that can be applied to the column.
3) Design a rectangular isolated footing for the data given below.
 Service load(including self-weight of footing): P=1300KN; MX = 14KNm; MY = 10KNm
 Design load: P = 2500KN; MX = 260KNm; MY = 100KNm
 Column dimension: 300mm X 500mm (shorter side is parallel to x-axis).
 Use L/B ratio of 1.3.
 Allowable Bearing Capacity of the soil: 200KPa
 Factor of safety: 2.5
 Use Concrete grade of C-25 and Steel grade of S-300.
4) Design a rectangular combined footing for the data given below.
 Design load:
Column-1; P = 950KN, MY = 110KNm with dimensions 300mm X 300mm
Column-2; P = 1500KN, MY = 138KNm with dimensions 400mm X 400mm
 Column-1 is at the left side & its face is at a distance of 0.5m from the property line.
 Column center to center spacing is 4m.
 Ultimate Bearing Capacity of the soil: 150KPa.
 Use Concrete grade of C-30 and Steel grade of S-400.
5) Design a strap footing for the data given below.
 Design load:
Column-1; P = 1400KN, MY =80KNm with dimensions 400mm X 400mm
Column-2; P = 1500KN, MY = 100KNm with dimensions 400mm X 400mm
 Column-1 is located at the left side of the building and its left face is on the property line.
 Column center to center spacing is 5m.
 Ultimate Bearing Capacity of the soil: 200KPa.
 Use Concrete grade of C-30 and Steel grade of S-400.
6) Complete the Mat design of example-5.

Unity University
Department of Civil Engineering

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Prepared by: Feysel N.