Bearing capacity of footings near slopes

Smith, Catherine and Shiau, Jim S. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9220-3184 (2007) Bearing capacity of footings near slopes. In: 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, 21-24 Oct 2007, Brisbane, Australia.


Abstract

[Abstract]: The problem of a footing on slope is encountered regularly in engineering practice, with some noteworthy examples being bridge abutments and basement excavations. This paper demonstrates that computer programs, such as FLAC, can be used to analyse the problem efficiently and without compromising accuracy. FLAC results of a smooth footing located near a vertical slope are compared with rigorous Upper and Lower Bound solutions. Design charts are presented to investigate the change in bearing capacity of an existing foundation due to slope excavation and to demonstrate the manner in which the results can aid design.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2008 23:54
Last Modified: 13 May 2021 01:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: bearing capacity, foundation, slope, cohesive, granular, FLAC
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
09 Engineering > 0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy > 091402 Geomechanics and Resources Geotechnical Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400502 Civil geotechnical engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4019 Resources engineering and extractive metallurgy > 401902 Geomechanics and resources geotechnical engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3586

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