Numerical Analysis of Critical Bearing Capacity of Subsoil with K0 Unequal to 1

Traditionally, the formulas of critical edge pressure and critical load are developed by assuming coefficient of earth pressure at rest equal to 1. It means that the geostatic stress is treated as hydrostatic stress. This assumption leads to an increase in lateral load of subsoil and results in a higher bearing capacity of subsoil. In the paper, a MATLAB program is used to find the numerical solution of bearing capacity of soil for coefficient of earth pressure at rest not equal to 1. The proposed method overcomes some shortcomings of the methods available in the literature for coefficient of earth pressure at rest not equal to 1. The influence of shear strength parameters of soil on the critical load is investigated.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 42-48
  • Monograph Title: Recent Advancement in Soil Behavior, In Situ Test Methods, Pile Foundations and Tunneling: Selected Papers From the 2009 GeoHunan International Conference

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  • Accession Number: 01141014
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784410448
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2009 2:20PM