Effect of Local Loss of Support on Foundation Design

by Jr. Richart,
P. Zia,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 1, Pg. 1-30

Document Type: Journal Paper


Investigation of effects of development of small sink holes, excavation for temporary repairs, erosion by groundwater, or compaction resulting from vibrations on local subsidence beneath foundation structures; results of study for beams and slabs that span gaps in elastic subgrade; in order to simplify computations, curves have been prepared that may be used for design.

Subject Headings: Foundation design | Excavation | Rehabilitation | Erosion | Groundwater | Compacted soils | Compaction (material) | Vibration

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