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B1/VM4

The solution is based on NZ standard B1/VM4, where the bearing capacity of foundation soil is given by the formula:

bearing capacity factors:

shape factors:

depth factors:

for d/b ≤ 1:

for d/b > 1:

inclination factors:

for φ = 0:

where:

d

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depth of the footing bottom

b

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width of foundation

l

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length of foundation

c

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undrained shear strength

H

-

horizontal component of resultant load

V

-

vertical component of resultant load

Literature:

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods For New Zealand Building Code Clause B1 Structure, 1 December 2008

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