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Elements of Soil Mechanics, 8th Edition

Example 8.6

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the data may varying the soil properties. Revised: Jul.6 from the book. . . 2007 ple 8.

e = 0.5 m 0.0 m 1.75 m 3.3 m P = 220 kN/m H = 50 kN/m 9.0 m .

H = 50 kN/m 9.0 m .

6 Breadth of footing B = 3.0 kN Safe bearing pressure Eccentricity of bearing pressure ed = 0.3 º .30 m Magnitude of horiz.75 m Depth to underside of footing d = 1.00 Enter values into blue fields.00 kN/m3 Effective cohesion c' = 0.0 kN Bearing Capacity resu Total horizontal load H= 450.Bearing Capacity: rectangular footing.00 º Lumped safety factor F= 3.00 m Thickness of footing t = 0. applied line H= 50.00 m Length of footing L = 9. Initial calcs: Total self-weight of foundation W= 486.241 m OK .00 kN/m Eccentricity of line load e= 0.50 m Magnitude of vertical applied line P= 220.52 m Angle of inclination of P a= 10.00 kN/m3 Unit weight of soil gsoil = 19.00 kPa Effective angle of shearing resis φ' = 35.0 kN Overburden at base of foundation σvb = 28.00 kN/m Unit weight of concrete gconc = 24.Within middle third Effective breadth of footing B' = 2.5 kPa Applied line load P= 1980. inclined and eccentric loading Lumped factor of safety approac Example 8.0 kN Net ultimate bearing pr Total vertical load V= 2466.

83 kPa Safe bearing pressure qsafe = 528.89 Depth factors (using B) dc = 1.30 Ng = 45.15 dg = 1.20 sq = 1.23 Shape factors (using B') sc = 1.78 iq = 0.factor of safety approach Bearing capacity factors (using B') Nc = 46.78 kN .20 sg = 0.12 Nq = 33.24 dq = 1.78 ig = 0.50 Bearing Capacity results: Net ultimate bearing pressure qu net = 1500.00 Load inclination factors (using B) ic = 0.

0 kN Proportion of available Total vertical action Fd = 3848.00 º Enter values into blue fields.5 kN Ratio of resistance to Self-weight of foundation Wd = 1175.208 m OK .00 m Thickness of footing t= 0.00 kN/m3 Unit weight of soil gsoil = 19.5 kN Eccentricity of bearing pressure ed = 0.GEO limit state.5 kPa Bearing Capacity resu Design material properties: Ultimate bearing capac Effective cohesion c' = 0.6 Breadth of footing B= 3.75 m Depth to underside of footing d= 1.00 kN/m Unit weight of concrete gconc = 24.0 º Total bearing resistance Design actions: Total horizontal action Hd = 607.Within middle third Effective breadth of footing B' = 2.0 kPa Ultimate bearing capac Effective angle of shearing resistance φ' = 35.00 kN/m3 Effective cohesion c' = 0.00 kPa Effective angle of shearing resis φ' = 35. applied line H= 50.00 kN/m Eccentricity of line load e= 0. Initial calcs: Weight of soil on top of foundation Wsoil = 384.8 kN Total self-weight of foundation W= 870.00 m Length of footing L= 9.25 m2 . Des Example 8. inclined and eccentric loading Eurocode 7 .50 m Magnitude of vertical applied line P= 220.8 kN Overburden at base of foundation σvb = 28.5 kN Overdesign factor Applied line load Pd = 2673.Bearing Capacity: rectangular footing.30 m Magnitude of horiz.58 m Effective area of footing A' = 23.

gG = 1.91 kPa Ultimate bearing capacity Qu = 33570.16 Coef.74 m= 1.23 Permanent actions.17 On material properties/resistances sq = 1.00 Include Depth factors? dq = 1.00 sg = 0.777 ig = 0. gc' = 1.35 Variable actions. Design Approach 1 .10 kN Total bearing resistance Rd = 33570. gRv = 1.GEO limit state.30 On unfavourable actions/action effects Ng = 45.62 Bearing Capacity results: Ultimate bearing capacity/m2 qu = 1443.00 Bearing resistance.Combination 1 Bearing capacity factors (using B') Partial factors Nc = 46. gφ = 1.72 Proportion of available resistanc Λ = 11% .00 no dg = 1.10 kN Ratio of resistance to effects Overdesign factor Γ= 8.91 effective cohesion.00 Load inclination factors (using B) ic = 0.73 iq = 0. gQ = 1.12 Nq = 33.00 Depth factors (using B) dc = 1.50 Shape factors (using B') sc = 1.e 7 . of shearing resistance.

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00 kPa Effective angle of shearing resis φ' = 35.0 kN Ratio of resistance to Self-weight of foundation Wd = 870.00 m Length of footing L= 9.8 kN Total self-weight of foundation W= 870.8 kN Overburden at base of foundation σvb = 28.5 kPa Bearing Capacity resu Design material properties: Ultimate bearing capac Effective cohesion c' = 0. applied line H= 50.25 m2 .208 m OK .00 kN/m3 Effective cohesion c' = 0.58 m Effective area of footing A' = 23.00 m Thickness of footing t= 0.50 m Magnitude of vertical applied line P= 220.8 kN Overdesign factor Applied line load Pd = 1980.Within middle third Effective breadth of footing B' = 2.00 º Enter values into blue fields.30 m Magnitude of horiz. Des Example 8. Initial calcs: Weight of soil on top of foundation Wsoil = 384.0 kPa Ultimate bearing capac Effective angle of shearing resistance φ' = 29.75 m Depth to underside of footing d= 1.00 kN/m Eccentricity of line load e= 0.6 Breadth of footing B= 3.0 kN Proportion of available Total vertical action Fd = 2850.00 kN/m3 Unit weight of soil gsoil = 19.3 º Total bearing resistance Design actions: Total horizontal action Hd = 450. inclined and eccentric loading Eurocode 7 .GEO limit state.Bearing Capacity: rectangular footing.00 kN/m Unit weight of concrete gconc = 24.8 kN Eccentricity of bearing pressure ed = 0.

00 Variable actions. Design Approach 1 .72 iq = 0.42 Nq = 16.25 sg = 0.08 kN Ratio of resistance to effects Overdesign factor Γ= 5. gRv = 1.15 On material properties/resistances sq = 1. gφ = 1.00 Include Depth factors? dq = 1.33 Proportion of available resistanc Λ = 19% . of shearing resistance.GEO limit state.777 ig = 0.91 effective cohesion.Combination 2 Bearing capacity factors (using B') Partial factors Nc = 28.00 Load inclination factors (using B) ic = 0.74 m= 1.14 Coef.25 Bearing resistance.30 Shape factors (using B') sc = 1.84 Permanent actions.92 On unfavourable actions/action effects Ng = 17.08 kN Total bearing resistance Rd = 15193. gG = 1.48 kPa Ultimate bearing capacity Qu = 15193.00 no dg = 1.00 Depth factors (using B) dc = 1. gQ = 1.62 Bearing Capacity results: Ultimate bearing capacity/m2 qu = 653.e 7 . gc' = 1.

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uk/esm Purchase the book: (Blackwell Publishing website) 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.uk/esm .napier.ac. May 2006 http://sbe. Ian Smith.This spreadsheet has been downloaded from the website that supports Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics. 8th Edition Published by Blackwell Publishing.napier.ac. May 2006 ISBN: 1-4051-3370-8 Visit the website: http://sbe.