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Effect of Vertical Cross-Sectional Shape of Foundation on Settlement and Bearing Capacity of Soils

Authors
Journal
Procedia Engineering
1877-7058
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
57
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2013.04.029
Keywords
  • Bearing Capacity
  • Foundation Model
  • Foundation Shape
  • Settlement
  • Subsoil Condition
  • Stiff Soil
  • Weak Soil

Abstract

Abstract Load-settlement relationships of shallow foundation models with different vertical cross-sectional shapes on different modeled subsoil conditions are presented. Model of shallow foundations with rectangular, wedge and T-shape vertical cross-sections were studied. The study generally shows that bulk of the load resistance of subsoil bases at the instance of shallow foundations with rectangular vertical cross-sectional shapes is mostly associated with the soil beneath the foundation base, while at the instances of those with wedge and T-shape vertical cross-sectional shape, both soil beneath the foundations’ bases and along their vertical stems, is actively involved in the resistance of structural loads.

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