SEISMIC BEARING CAPACITY OF FOUNDATION ON COHESIONLESS SOIL. DISCUSSION

A discussion of a technical note with the aforementioned title by Dormieux and Pecker, published in this journal (Volume 121, Number 3, March 1995), is presented. Discusser Conte focuses on the authors' conclusion that the horizontal soil inertia forces induced by seismic loading does not significantly alter bearing capacity so that these forces can be neglected from a practical engineering standpoint. The discusser presents some results to clarify this assertion, as it could be misleading. Discusser Conte states that inertia forces within the soil must be considered in the calculation to avoid significant overestimation of the seismic bearing capacity of foundations. No closure is offered by the authors.

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 785-786
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  • Accession Number: 00726135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1996 12:00AM