Unformatted text preview: Use contour intervals of 0.1 and label the contours. Provide hand calculations for a point located at distance and depth of approximately 0.75B from the center of the strip load. To assist you with this problem, an Excel spreadsheet template has been prepared with a chart that has been manipulated to show approximate contours for regularly spaced data. You will need to link/paste your values into the template. (FYI, the values currently shown are for the vertical stress). The chart may need to be stretched so that the elements are square on your printout. When using the template, data in the x and zdirections should be equally spaced, with increasing values of x placed from left to right in columns and increasing values of z (i.e., depth) placed from top to bottom in rows. Contour intervals can be changed by formatting/editing the legend....
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 Fall '10
 TravisGerber
 strip load, Advanced Soil Mechanics, elastic halfspace, vertical line load, elastic stress distributions

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