Bearing capacity of a sand layer on clay by finite element limit analysis

Shiau, J. S. ORCID: and Lyamin, A. V. and Sloan, S. W. (2003) Bearing capacity of a sand layer on clay by finite element limit analysis. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 40 (5). pp. 900-915. ISSN 0008-3674


Rigorous plasticity solutions for the ultimate bearing capacity of a strip footing resting on a sand layer over clay soil are obtained by applying advanced upper and lower bound techniques. The study compares these solutions with other published results and investigates the effect of various strength and geometry parameters. Assuming the soil layers obey an associated flow rule, the results presented typically bound the collapse load to within +/-10% or better.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2003 NRC Canada.
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Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2021 04:42
Last Modified: 19 May 2022 02:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: limit analysis; bearing capacity; layered soils; finite elements
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400502 Civil geotechnical engineering
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