Allowable Soil Bearing Pressure
It is very difficult to accurately predict the way in which a footing will respond to the loads imposed upon it. There are many intangibles, not the least of which is that an earth mass is rarely homogeneous. Even the thick beds of sand and gravel found along most of the coastlines are not truly homogeneous. Soils are almost invariably mixed-grained, with each material imparting its own individual characteristics to the mass. Soils may also be layered, with each layer having different characteristics and responding differently to the loads to which it is subjected.
KeywordsInternal Friction Void Ratio Unconfined Compression Strength Standard Penetration Test Ultimate Bearing Capacity
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