NON-DIMENSIONAL CHART FOR THE ULTIMATE BEARING CAPACITY OF SURFACE AND SHALLOW FOUNDATIONS

The limitations of Terzaghi's bearing capacity equation and Ko and Scott's simple non-dimensional charts are discussed. A non-dimensional solution, which is based on the Sokolovskii method for the rough foundation and for which a computer program has been developed suitable for analysing smooth, rough and partially rough foundations, is presented. It is concluded that this non-dimensional bearing capacity chart is a simple way of finding the exact solution to the ultimate bearing capacity of a foundation obtained by plasticity theory, but that more information on the distribution of shearing resistance along the foundation-soil interface or limiting equilibrium is required. /TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 593-597
  • Serial:
    • GEOTECHNIQUE
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Thomas Telford Limited
    • ISSN: 0016-8505

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132257
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM