Model Tests for Bearing Capacity in Sand

by Tom W. Pfeifle, (A.M.ASCE),
Braja M. Das, (A.M.ASCE),

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 9, Pg. 1112-1116

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper presents some recent laboratory model test results for ultimate bearing capacity of rough rectangular footings in sand with a rigid rough base located at a limited depth and compares these results with the theories presented by Mandel and Salencon and Meyerhof.

Subject Headings: Load bearing capacity | Sandy soils | Laboratory tests | Footings

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