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Bearing capacity of foundations subjected to groundwater flow

Veiskaramia, Mehdi and Kumar, Jyant (2012) Bearing capacity of foundations subjected to groundwater flow. In: Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal, 20 Jan 2012.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17486025.2011.631038


The ultimate bearing capacity of strip foundations subjected to horizontal groundwater flow has been computed by making use of the stress characteristics method which is well known for its capability in solving quite accurately different stability problems in geotechnical engineering. The numerical solution has been generated both for smooth and rough footings placed on frictional soils. A correction factor (fγ) associated with Nγ term, to account for the existence of ground water flow, has been introduced. The variation of fγ has been obtained as a function of hydraulic gradient (i) for different values of soil frictional angle. The magnitude of fγ reduces continuously with an increase in the value of i.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor and Francis Group.
Keywords: Bearing Capacity; Foundations; Groundwater Flow; Method of Characteristics; Numerical Modeling; Plasticity
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Francis Jayakanth
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2014 08:56
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 08:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/48801

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