# Handout15 - B m=-Z and, L n=-Z where B is the width (least...

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Department of Civil Engineering Boussinesq Solution for Stresses Beneath the Corner of a Rectangular Loaded Area The attached chart is used to calculate the increase in stress beneath the corner of a rectangular loaded area. The increase in vertical stress, .£lO v , at a depth, z, is expressed as, where q is the stress intensity at the ground surface and I3 is an influence coefficient. Values OfI3 are given on the attached chart. The values depend on the two dimensionless quantities, m and n, which are defined as follows:

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Unformatted text preview: B m=-Z and, L n=-Z where B is the width (least dimension) and L is the length (greatest dimension) of the rectangular loaded area, and z is the depth below the loaded area. 13 0.20 0.26 O.lB 0.16 0.14 0.06 0.2 0.04 n = 0.1 0.02 o 0.1 10.0 1.0 m Figure 6.17 Variation of 13 with m and n 0.22 1.4 1.2 1.0 0.9 O.B 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 O.S From: Da, M. Braja, Principals of Geotechnical Engineering, Second Edition, PWS-KENT Publishing Company, Boston...
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## This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course CIVIL ENGI CE 3400 taught by Professor Rosenblad during the Spring '11 term at Missouri (Mizzou).

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