DISPLACEMENTS AND INCLINATIONS OF RIGID FOOTINGS RESTING ON A LIMITED ELASTIC LAYER ON UNIFORM THICKNESS

A CONCISE ANALYTIC PROCEDURE IS PRESENTED ENABLING THE CALCULATION OF SETTLEMENTS, INCLINATIONS AND CONTACT PRESSURES OF RIGID SQUARE AND RECTANGULAR SHAPED FOOTINGS, WHICH REST ON A LIMITED ELASTIC LAYER OF UNIFORM THICKNESS, AND ARE BOUNDED BY A RIGID LOWER BOUNDARY. IN PREVIOUS PAPERS (SOVINC, 1954, 1961) SOLUTIONS WERE OBTAINED FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF CONTACT PRESSURES AND THE DISPLACEMENTS OF RIGID FOOTINGS (THE SOIL WAS ASSUMED TO BE A HOMOGENEOUS ELASTIC SOLID, DEFINED BY A MODULUS OF DEFORMATION E AND POISSON'S RATIO NU= 0.3). FURTHER FORMULAS WERE DEVELOPED FOR STRESS DISTRIBUTION AND DISPLACEMENTS IN AN ELASTIC LAYER OF UNIFORM THICKNESS, WHICH WAS RESTING ON A RIGID BASE. THE LOADING OF THE ELASTIC LAYER WITH FLEXIBLE LOAD OF RECTANGULAR SHAPE HAS BEEN TREATED IN DETAIL. /A/RRL/

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  • Accession Number: 00234892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1970 12:00AM