Compressibility as the Basis for Soil Bearing Value

by B.K. Hough,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 4, Pg. 11-40

Document Type: Journal Paper


Value and practicability of rupture theory as chief basis for bearing value determination is questioned; as alternative it is proposed that contact pressures and footing sizes be selected so as to equalize settlement due to soil compression; procedures for use in practical applications are proposed.

Subject Headings: Soil compression | Soil settlement | Soil pressure | Contact mechanics | Footings | Foundation settlement

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