Bearing capacity of footings near slopes

Smith, Catherine and Shiau, Jim S. (2007) Bearing capacity of footings near slopes. In: 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, 21-24 Oct 2007, Brisbane, Australia.


[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)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2008 23:54
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 05:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: bearing capacity, foundation, slope, cohesive, granular, FLAC
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
09 Engineering > 0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy > 091402 Geomechanics and Resources Geotechnical Engineering

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