GUIDE FOR DEPTH OF FOUNDATION EXPLORATION

A PROCEDURE FOR RAPIDLY DETERMINING THE DEPTH OF EXPLORATION BENEATH A FOUNDATION SYSTEM IS PRESENTED. THE DETERMINED DEPTH IS BASED ON A WIDELY USED SETTLEMENT CRITERION AND THE BOUSSINESQ STRESS DISTRIBUTION. A SINGLE CHART IS USED FOR SURFACE FOUNDATIONS, WHEREAS EMBEDDED FOUNDATIONS REQUIRE THE SAME CHART PLUS A FEW SIMPLE CALCULATIONS. THE CONTENTS WERE PREPARED PRIMARILY FOR THE BENEFIT OF YOUNG, INEXPERIENCED ENGINEERS TO PROVIDE A SOUND BASIS FOR DETERMINING CRITICAL DEPT OF EXPLORATION. /ASCE/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 96, No SM2, PROC PAPER 7120, PP 377-384, 3 FIG, 1 TAB, 9
  • Authors:
    • Smith, R E
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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  • Accession Number: 00235990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 1 1971 12:00AM