Effect of the eccentric load on the bearing capacity of a strip footing founded on sand

  • Ahlem Guetari Laboratoire de MN2I2S, Université de Biskra, Algérie
  • Sadok Benmebarek Laboratoire de MN2I2S, Université de Biskra, Algérie
  • Remadna Mohamed Saddek Laboratoire de MN2I2S, Université de Biskra, Algérie

Abstract

The finite differences FLAC 2D software which allows to model all soil-structure interactions regardless of the difficulty of the problems is used to determine the bearing capacity and stress distribution under a rigid strip footing submitted to vertical centered and eccentric loads. The footing is set on a free surface of sand with no surcharge applied. The soil is assumed to be elastic – perfectly plastic following the Mohr–Coulomb failure criterion. The results of the present study show that the conception proposed by Meyerhof tends to underestimate the bearing capacity, especially for large eccentricities. The study proposes an expression of the effective width that gives reasonable bearing capacity values, even for large eccentricities.

Published
2018-06-27
How to Cite
GUETARI, Ahlem; BENMEBAREK, Sadok; SADDEK, Remadna Mohamed. Effect of the eccentric load on the bearing capacity of a strip footing founded on sand. Journal of Applied Engineering Science & Technology, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 171-176, june 2018. ISSN 2571-9815. Available at: <http://revues.univ-biskra.dz/index.php/jaest/article/view/3893>. Date accessed: 24 sep. 2018.
Section
Section C: Geotechnical and Civil Engineering

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