In the last decades a great attention was given by many authors to the evaluation of the static and seismic bearing capacity of footings near slopes. In this paper a model has been developed based on the limit equilibrium method, considering a circular surface propagates towards the slope until the sloping ground is reached. The bearing capacity is investigated considering either the distance of the footing from the edge of the slope and/or the effect of the footing embedment. A validation of the proposed model was made by a comparison with solutions taken from literature regarding the evaluation of the bearing capacity for a footing adjacent to a slope and for an inclined load. The loading conditions consist in vertical and horizontal stress on the footing and on the soil below the footing. Both the inertial and kinematic effects of the seismic loading have been analyzed, and a simple equation has been derived for the evaluation of the seismic bearing capacity. The static and seismic bearing capacity has been investigated as a function of the soil friction angle, of the seismic coefficient, of the sloping ground. Finally, the influence of the distance of the footing from the edge of the slope was taken into consideration in the evaluation of the bearing capacity, and a threshold distance at which the reduction of the bearing capacity due to the sloping ground vanishes has been defined.
|Titolo:||Bearing Capacity of Strip Footings Near Slopes|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|