Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundation on Granular Column in Weak Clay

by Braja M. Das, Southern Illinois Univ at Carbondale, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Foundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices

Abstract: Laboratory model tests results for the ultimate bearing capacity of shallow rectangular foundations supported by granular columns made in weak clay have been presented. In all cases, the cross sections of the granular columns were kept equal to the plan of the model foundations. The ultimate bearing capacity for strip foundations obtained from the model test results has been compared with the existing theories. An approximate relationship for the ultimate bearing capacity of rectangular foundations is suggested.

Subject Headings: Shallow foundations | Model tests | Load bearing capacity | Columns | Structural models | Granular materials | Soil modulus | Soil strength

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