Foundation located near slope: a FLAC study

Shiau, Jim S. and Watson, Joshua F. and Smith, C. A. (2008) Foundation located near slope: a FLAC study. In: 1st International FLAC/DEM Symposium on Numerical Modeling, 25-27 Aug 2008, Minneapolis, USA.


For a footing-on-slope system, the ultimate bearing capacity of the footing may be the one that is governed by either the foundation bearing capacity failure or the overall stability of the slope. Indeed the interaction of the above two factors makes the problem difficult to solve. This paper demonstrates that computer programs, such as FLAC, can be used to analyze the problem effectively. Design charts are presented to investigate the change in bearing capacity of an existing foundation due to slope excavation.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: COnference proceedings held on CD at USQ Library.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2011 00:29
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2014 05:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: FLAC; footings; slope foundations
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8799 Other Construction > 879999 Construction not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: Paper 12-02

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