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Reliability analysis of the bearing capacity of a shallow foundation resting on cohesive soil

Babu, Sivakumar GL and Srivastava, Amit and Murthy, DSN (2006) Reliability analysis of the bearing capacity of a shallow foundation resting on cohesive soil. In: Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 43 (2). pp. 217-223.

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In recent years, there have been considerable advances in the characterization of soil variability and its application in geotechnical designs. It is recognized that in using reliability-based design it is necessary to consider all sources of uncertainty in the analysis and incorporate them in the geotechnical design. It is also necessary to examine the reliability-based approach in relation to deterministic approaches. In this study, cone tip resistance (qc) data obtained from a static cone penetration test on a stiff clay deposit are analyzed by using random field theory; and statistical parameters, such as the mean, variance, and autocorrelation function, are estimated in evaluating the reliability of the allowable bearing capacity of a strip footing founded on the above deposit.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Canadian Geotechnical Journal
Publisher: National Research Council, Canada
Additional Information: The DOI is presently only displayed. Copyright for this article belongs to National Research Council, Canada.
Keywords: reliability-based design;soil variability;random field;variance;autocorrelation function;bearing capacity
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:23
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/5391

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