Unformatted text preview: • Boussinesq’s solution (use appropriate chart or table). Create three plots (one each for A, B, and C). Plot the results from both methods on the same graph, with stresses on the horizontal axis and depth on the vertical axis (increasing depth downward). Comment on the accuracy of the 2:1 method to estimate ∆σ v at points A, B, and C. A C B 5 ft. 7 ft. 2. A new hotel is shown below in plan and elevation views. The hotel has a 5story structure along with a 10story tower. Construction of the hotel imparts a uniform increase in pressure of 500 psf and 1000 psf as indicated. Find the increase in vertical stress at 50 feet below the ground surface at points A, B, and C. Use the Boussinesq solution. 60 ft 75 ft 80 ft 120 ft A B C q = 500 psf q = 1000 psf q = 500 psf q = 1000 psf Elevation View Plan View...
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 Fall '09
 BrentRosenblad
 Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Euclidean geometry, Department of Civil Engineering

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