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Bearing Capacity of Ring Foundations over Rock Media

Keshavarz, A and Kumar, J (2021) Bearing Capacity of Ring Foundations over Rock Media. In: Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 147 (6).

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Using the generalized Hoek and Brown yield criterion, the stress characteristics method (SCM) was used to evaluate in a very accurate manner the bearing capacity of smooth and rough ring foundations placed over rock media. Failure mechanisms, involving a combination of outward and inward shear zones, with consideration of the stress singularities at the outer and inner edges of the ring, were generated. The complete computational procedure is elaborated, and the computer code, written in MATLAB version 2018a, is available free upon request. To compare the results obtained, the solution is also provided making use of finite-element limit analysis (FELA) using OPTUM-G2 version 2018.07.28. The bearing capacity obtained using the SCM compares very well with the solution on the basis of the FELA, which confirms the rigor of the analysis performed. The failure patterns obtained from the SCM and the FELA were found to be almost identical. © 2021 American Society of Civil Engineers.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Keywords: Bearing capacity; Yield stress, Computational procedures; Failure mechanism; Failure patterns; Finite element limit analysis; Ring foundation; Stress characteristics; Stress singularities; Yield criteria, Failure (mechanical), bearing capacity; failure mechanism; finite element method; foundation; Hoek-Brown criterion; limit analysis; rock mechanics
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2023 09:45
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2023 09:45
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/80830

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