Numerical study of the bearing capacity for strip and circular footings on non-homogeneous clay

  • Mohamed-Younes Ouahab Laboratoire de Recherche en Génie Civil, Université de Biskra, BP 145 Biskra 07000, Algérie
  • Abdelhak Mabrouki Laboratoire de Recherche en Génie Civil, Université de Biskra, BP 145 Biskra 07000, Algérie
  • Mekki Mellas Laboratoire de Recherche en Génie Civil, Université de Biskra, BP 145 Biskra 07000, Algérie
  • Djamel Benmeddour Laboratoire de Recherche en Génie Civil, Université de Biskra, BP 145 Biskra 07000, Algérie

Abstract

The present study investigates the influence of linear increase of cohesion with depth on the bearing capacity of shallow strip and circular footings. The objective of this study is the elastoplastic analysis of the bearing capacity factors and correction factors in order to indicate the modifications that must be made to the bearing capacity of smooth and rough strip footings, to take into account the case of circular footing on non-homogeneous clay. Normal stresses and failure mechanisms below the strip and circular footings are also examined. In addition, some interesting results are presented concerning the interference of two strip footings. The comparison of the numerical results of the present study with those presented in the literature confirms the capability of the adopted approach.

Published
2017-05-07
How to Cite
OUAHAB, Mohamed-Younes et al. Numerical study of the bearing capacity for strip and circular footings on non-homogeneous clay. Journal of Applied Engineering Science & Technology, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 29-35, may 2017. ISSN 2352-9873. Available at: <http://revues.univ-biskra.dz/index.php/jaest/article/view/2123>. Date accessed: 29 june 2017.
Section
Section C: Geotechnical and Civil Engineering