Stability Analysis for Eccentrically Loaded Footings

by Rabindra D. Purkayastha,
Raghavendra A.N. Char,

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 6, Pg. 647-651

Document Type: Journal Paper


Footing foundations are often subjected to eccentric loads. The problem has been studied in detail by several investigators. The effective width method of Meyerhof is widely used for calculating the bearing capacity of eccentrically loaded footings. While some of the experimental evidence supports Meyerhof.s hypothesis others report a large deviation. A stability analysis based on a slip surface derived from experimental results is presented herein for eccentrically loaded footings resting on sand.

Subject Headings: Load factors | Footings | Eccentric loads | Load bearing capacity | Effective width | Soil analysis | Soil stabilization

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