Bearing Capacity of Footings on Clay CPT Methodby 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,
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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