BEARING CAPACITY THEORY FROM EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS

In this closure of the discussion of this paper, the author observes that if the existing theories underestimated the bearing capacity, an analysis of the nature presented in the paper would be of no value due to the inaccuracies in the model tests. The conditions that occur in the majority of model tests are likely to occur in the field. In the case of long footings on dense sands the overestimation of the bearing capacity by the existing theories is to substantial to be neglected. The opinion is expressed that a series of large-scale tests should be conducted under controlled conditions to come to final conclusions on the problem of bearing capacity.

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  • Accession Number: 00081404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc. Paper 11037
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM