A Computational Algorithm for Analysis of Rectangular Footings Under Partial Contact with Soil

by P. Rajendran, (A.M.ASCE), Civil/Structural, Service and Technology Corp, Bartlesville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


This paper describes a method to determine the distribution of base pressures under a rectangular footing experiencing partial contact of the footing with soil. Assuming the footing to be rigid and that the distribution of base pressure is linear, governing equations are derived from force equilibrium. The equations are then solved by a special iterative procedure to obtain the base pressure distribution. A computational algorithm is briefly discussed.

Subject Headings: Pressure distribution | Soil pressure | Soil analysis | Footings | Algorithms | Soil-structure interaction | Soil structures

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