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Bowles Theory

The Bowles solution allows incorporating the influence of the cohesion on the root bearing capacity - therefore it is more suitable for cohesive soils.

where:

d

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root diameter

l

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root length

Ko

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coefficient of pressure at rest

σz

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average geostatic stress at the micropile root

φ

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average magnitude of angle of internal friction at the micropile root

Literature:

J.E. Bowles - Foundation Analysis and Design, McGraw Hill book Company.