Example 1: Stress on soil under a rectangular loaded area

altDescription of the problem

To verify the vertical stress at any point A below a rectangular loaded area, the stress on soil obtained by Das (1983) (Example 6.3, page 370) using influence coefficients of Newmark (1935) are compared with that obtained by ELPLA.

A distributed load of q = 50 [kN/m2] acts on a flexible rectangular area 6 [m] × 3 [m] as shown in Figure 1. It is required to determine the vertical stress at a point A, which is located at a depth of z = 3 [m] below the ground surface.

 Example 1: Stress on soil under a rectangular loaded area

About GEOTEC Software

GEOTEC Software is providing universities and consulting companies by the right tools for the last 20 years. We also assist our clients on various geostructural projects. From basic to advanced problems, GEOTEC Software can provide you with the right technical assistant.

Language

Search