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Shallow Foundations Foundation Design CE 482
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General Behavior Shallow foundation = structure supported by soil lying immediately beneath Individual/column footings are most common Strip/continuous footings support walls Mats spread stresses over large footprints
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Definition
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General Design is based on trial-and-error procedure Foundation type and trial dimensions are selected Foundation is analyzed for adequacy If adequate, cheaper (smaller) foundation checked for adequacy If inadequate, larger foundation considered
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Theory (Vesic, 1973)
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Theory (Vesic, 1973)
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Theory (Vesic, 1973)
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General Design is based on trial-and-error procedure Foundation type and trial dimensions are selected Foundation is analyzed for adequacy If adequate, cheaper (smaller) foundation checked for adequacy If inadequate, larger foundation considered
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General Design is based on trial-and-error procedure Selection of trial foundation and trial dimensions guided by tables of allowable bearing stresses based on general experience in the
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