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Bearing Capacity

The "Bearing capacity" frame displays the results of the analysis of foundation soil bearing capacity. Stress in the foundation joint (assumed constant) is determined from all forces calculated in the "Verification" frame. In case of the input foundation, the bearing capacity is determined from all forces calculated in the "Dimensioning" frame (the option "Entire wall" must be selected). The programs "Spread footing" and "Spread footing CPT" adopts individual verifications as load cases.

Three basic analysis options are available in the frame:

  • Insert bearing capacity of foundation soil

The foundation soil bearing capacity is input. The eccentricity and bearing capacity analysis results are displayed in the right part of the frame. The "In detail" button opens a dialog window that displays detailed listing of the results.

  • Analyze bearing capacity by program "Spread footing"

Pressing the "Run program Spread footing" button opens the program "Spread footing" which allows us to calculate the soil bearing capacity or settlement and rotation of the footing. Pressing the "OK" button leaves the analysis mode - the results and all plots are transferred into the program "MSE Wall". The "Spread footing" program must be installed for the button to be active. Thje overall length of the wall foundation is input.

  • Analyze bearing capacity by program "Spread footing CPT"

The procedure is identical as if calculating soil bearing capacity by the "Spread footing" program.

  • Do not calculate (pile footing)

The foundation soil bearing capacity is not calculated.

The program allows us to specify a shape of stress in the footing bottom.

Verification can be performed in the place:

  • bottom of leveling pad
  • bottom of blocks

Visualization of results can be adjusted in the frame "Drawing Settings".

Frame "Bearing capacity"

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