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A method for predicting the consolidated undrained bearing capacity of shallow foundations

Gourvenec, SM and Vulpe, C and Murthy, TG (2014) A method for predicting the consolidated undrained bearing capacity of shallow foundations. In: GEOTECHNIQUE, 64 (3). pp. 215-225.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/geot.13.P.101

Abstract

The effect of consolidation on the undrained bearing capacity of both rough and smooth strip and circular surface foundations is investigated, examining the influence of the magnitude and duration of an applied preload and the initial over-consolidation ratio of the deposit. The investigation comprised small strain finite-element analysis, with the soil response represented by Modified Cam Clay. The results are distilled into dimensionless and generalised forms, from which simple trends emerge. Based on these results, a simple method for predicting the consolidated undrained bearing capacity is proposed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: copyright for this article belongs to ICE PUBLISHING, INST CIVIL ENGINEERS, 1 GREAT GEORGE ST, WESTMINISTER SW 1P 3AA, ENGLAND
Keywords: bearing capacity; consolidation; settlement
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 23 May 2014 07:03
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 07:03
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/49053

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