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Bearing Capacity of Soils

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS

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

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