Bearing Capacity of Shallow Strip Foundation on Strong Clay Underlain by Weak Clay

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

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Foundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices


Laboratory model test results for the ultimate bearing capacity of shallow strip foundations supported by a stiff clay layer underlain by a weaker clay layer have been presented. The model test results have been compared with the existing theories. Based on this comparison, it appears that the theories of Meyerhof and Hanna (1978) and Mitchell, et al. (1972) give reasonably good results.

Subject Headings: Shallow foundations | Clays | Layered soils | Soil strength | Load bearing capacity | Ultimate loads | Soil tests

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