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Bearing capacity factors for a conical footing using lower- and upper-bound finite elements limit analysis

Chakraborty, Manash and Kumar, Jyant (2015) Bearing capacity factors for a conical footing using lower- and upper-bound finite elements limit analysis. In: CANADIAN GEOTECHNICAL JOURNAL, 52 (12). pp. 2134-2140.

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Bearing capacity factors, N-c, N-q, and N-gamma, for a conical footing are determined by using the lower and upper bound axisymmetric formulation of the limit analysis in combination with finite elements and optimization. These factors are obtained in a bound form for a wide range of the values of cone apex angle (beta) and phi with delta = 0, 0.5 phi, and phi. The bearing capacity factors for a perfectly rough (delta = phi) conical footing generally increase with a decrease in beta. On the contrary, for delta = 0 degrees, the factors N-c and N-q reduce gradually with a decrease in beta. For delta = 0 degrees, the factor N-gamma for phi >= 35 degrees becomes a minimum for beta approximate to 90 degrees. For delta = 0 degrees, N-gamma for phi <= 30 degrees, as in the case of delta = phi, generally reduces with an increase in beta. The failure and nodal velocity patterns are also examined. The results compare well with different numerical solutions and centrifuge tests' data available from the literature.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the CANADIAN SCIENCE PUBLISHING, NRC RESEARCH PRESS, 65 AURIGA DR, SUITE 203, OTTAWA, ON K2E 7W6, CANADA
Keywords: conical foundations; finite elements; limit analysis; optimization; plasticity
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
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Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2015 06:00
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2015 06:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52933

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