Two- and three-dimensional bearing-capacity solutions for footings on two-layered clays

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Merifield, R. S. and Nguyen, V. Q.. 2006. "Two- and three-dimensional bearing-capacity solutions for footings on two-layered clays." Geomechanics and Geoengineering: an international journal. 1 (2), pp. 151-162. https://doi.org/10.1080/17486020600632637
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Two- and three-dimensional bearing-capacity solutions for footings on two-layered clays

ERA Journal ID4335
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsMerifield, R. S. (Author) and Nguyen, V. Q. (Author)
Journal TitleGeomechanics and Geoengineering: an international journal
Journal Citation1 (2), pp. 151-162
Number of Pages12
Year2006
Place of PublicationAbingdon, United Kingdom
ISSN1748-6025
1748-6033
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/17486020600632637
Web Address (URL)http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a758556823~db=all~order=page
Abstract

In this paper, finite element analysis is used to predict the undrained bearing capacity of strip, square and circular footings resting on layered clays. The soil profile consists of two clay layers with different thicknesses and properties. The results are compared with previous solutions for strip footings on layered clays. The bearing-capacity behaviour is discussed and the bearing-capacity factors are given for various cases involving a range of layer thicknesses and properties of the two clay soil layers.

Keywordsdeformation; numerical modelling; strip footing; square footing; circular footing; layered soils; bearing capacity; bearing-capacity factor; clays
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020400510. Structural engineering
401902. Geomechanics and resources geotechnical engineering
401706. Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation
Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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