Eccentrically Loaded Trapezoidal or Round Footings

by Alfred Zweig,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1966, Vol. 92, Issue 1, Pg. 161-168

Document Type: Journal Paper


When the resultant of the external forces falls outside the kern in eccentrically loaded foundation, it becomes a tedious task to locate the stress block and to establish the maximum soil pressure of an irregular shaped base. A table and nomogram are presented to simplify this work for trapezoidal and circular shaped footings.

Subject Headings: Soil pressure | Maximum loads | Load factors | Soil stress | Footings

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