Bearing Capacity of Soil

Related: Bearing Capacity of Soils Analysis Document

The approximate ultimate bearing capacity under a long footing at the surface of a soil is given by Prandtl's equation:

>For footings below the surface, the ultimate bearing capacity of the soil may be modified by the factor 1  +

The coefficient is about 2 for cohesionless soils and about 0.3 for cohesive soils. The increase in bearing capacity with depth for cohesive soils is often neglected. Contributed by: Prashant Kien University of Montreal Pune, India

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