BEARING CAPACITY OF ANISOTROPIC AND NONHOMOGENEOUS CLAYS UNDER LONG FOOTINGS

There is experimental evidence that saturated clays in undrained conditions have depth-dependent anisotropic strength properties. Hence there is a need for an appropriate strength law to determine the failure field for the medium in question. The critical bearing capacity of a footing in this medium was determined by a modified version of Hill's failure mechanism. According to this, in a nonhomogeneous medium where strength increases depth, failure takes place closer to the surface than it does according to Prandtl's mechanism. Anisotropy and nonhomogeneity must be taken into consideration in general.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 69-76
  • Monograph Title: SOIL MECHANICS
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  • Accession Number: 00081324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023548
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM