BEARING CAPACITY OF FOOTINGS ADJACENT TO SLOPES. DISCUSSION

This is a discussion of a paper of the above title by S. Saran, V.K. Sud, and S.C. Handa published in Volume 115 No. 4 (April 1989) of this journal. Discusser Michalowksi comments on the use of the kinematical approach of limit analysis. It is argued that the specific technique used in the paper and the interpretation of the failure mechanism are not in compliance with the assumptions made by the authors. Discussers Tatsuoka, Huang, Mokimoto and Tani describe model tests with rough footings in plane strain and element tests using air pluviated fine sand. They found that the theory proposed in the paper considerably overestimates the experimental values. The discussions are followed by a closure by the authors.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1127-32
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  • Accession Number: 00610984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1991 12:00AM