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Vesic

This solution is based on the theory of A. S. Vesic. The calculation is the same as for standard approach, except the following coefficients:

bearing capacity factors:

shape factors:

depth factors:

for: d/b ≤ 1

for: d/b > 1

inclination factors:

for: φ = 0°

for: φ ≠ 0°

where:

where:

d

-

depth of the footing bottom

b

-

width of foundation

l

-

length of foundation

φ

-

angle of internal friction of soil

c

-

cohesion of soil

δ

-

angle of deviation of the resultant force from the vertical direction

H

-

horizontal component of resultant load

V

-

vertical component of resultant load

Literature:

J.-G. Sieffert and Ch. Bay-Gress: Comparison of European bearing capacity calculation method for shallow foundations, Proc. Instn Civ. Engrs Geotech. Engng, 2000, 143, Apr., 65-74

Braja M. Das: Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, Sixth Edition, Thomson India 2006, ISBN: 978-8131502020

ALEKSANDAR SEDMAK VESIC: ANÁLISIS DE LA CAPACIDAD DE CARGA DE CIMENTACIONES SUPERFICIALES, UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTÓNOMA DE MÉXICO, 1973

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