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Unformatted text preview: influence of a one given load does not affect another. This works because the soil is assumed to be linear elastic, and therefore the effects may be "superposed". Superposition may be carried further and used to superpose entire loaded areas - say two circular footings, or a circular footing and square footing. Superposition effects may also be additive or subtractive. Superposition is very powerful because it allows analysis of complex footing shapes using only basic geometrical shapes (point, rectangle, circle). Symmetry may also be used to determine the load beneath other shapes (say a semicircle or a triangle). o Example 2: m = Biz = 3/6 = 0.5 n = Uz = 3/6 = 0.5 in chart find I = 0.084 A~: J. (.01") (I.oofSf) 3' 3' S ~~, ~~~3 3' 8 3'...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course CEG 4012 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.
- Fall '08