Bearing Capacity of Footings on Clay CPT Method

by Kenneth E. Tand, Kenneth E. Tand & Associates, Inc, Houston, TX, USA,
Erik G. Funegard, Kenneth E. Tand & Associates, Inc, Houston, TX, USA,
Jean-Louis Briaud, Kenneth E. Tand & Associates, Inc, Houston, TX, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Use of In Situ Tests in Geotechnical Engineering

Abstract: A method is proposed to predict the ultimate bearing pressure for footings on clay using data from cone penetration tests. This method relates the ratio of ultimate soil bearing for a footing, q//u, to cone tip bearing, q//c, with an increase for embedment of the footing. Analysis of footing or plate load tests for 16 case histories indicates that the bearing capacity can be predicted with relative accuracy.

Subject Headings: Penetration tests | Footings | Soil pressure | Load bearing capacity | Material tests | Clays | Load tests | Case studies

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