Bearing Capacity of Soils


Modes of failure – Bearing capacity theories: Terzaghi's bearing capacity theory – Effect of soil compressibility – Effect of water table – Foundation pressures – Special loading and ground conditions: eccentric load, inclined load, stratified soils, partially saturated soils and desiccated soils – Other bearing capacity theories: Modified bearing capacity formulae, Skempton's bearing capacity theory, Meyerhof's bearing capacity theory, Brinch Hansen's bearing capacity theory – Bearing capacity from building codes – Permissible settlements – Allowable bearing pressure – Bearing capacity from field tests – Bearing capacity from building codes – Factors affecting bearing capacity


Get Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.