Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

Several Foundations Failures are analyze and a comparative study is made, of the bearing capacity of foundations using the undrained shear strength cu, φu = 0 vs. using the yield shear strength, Sc for saturated normally and over consolidated plastic clays. I bring up the yield shear strength concept in this kind of soil, following the criteria that cohesive clay is a plastic solid and could be expected to exhibit the basic properties of such a material. Finally a criteria is formulated for determination of the bearing capacity of foundations based on the yield shear strength in this kind of soil to keep static equilibrium without experimenting any progressive settlements.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Sixth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-11-2008

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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A Review of Foundation Failures on Plastic Clays, Following the Yield Shear Strength Concept of a Plastic Solid in This Kind of Soil

Arlington, Virginia

Several Foundations Failures are analyze and a comparative study is made, of the bearing capacity of foundations using the undrained shear strength cu, φu = 0 vs. using the yield shear strength, Sc for saturated normally and over consolidated plastic clays. I bring up the yield shear strength concept in this kind of soil, following the criteria that cohesive clay is a plastic solid and could be expected to exhibit the basic properties of such a material. Finally a criteria is formulated for determination of the bearing capacity of foundations based on the yield shear strength in this kind of soil to keep static equilibrium without experimenting any progressive settlements.