Calculation of Presumed Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations According to the Principles of Eurocode 7

  • Balázs Móczár
  • János Szendefy

Abstract

Various simplified design procedures can be found in the literature, intended for the design of shallow foundations of lower importance buildings and pre-dimensioning. In most cases, these design procedures are based on vaguely defined soil types and parameters, and are not compatible with Eurocode. The aim of this paper is to establish a „design procedure by prescriptive measures”, according to the guidelines of Eurocode 7. Within this framework, previous design procedures are reviewed and a new procedure is developed for the simplified calculation of the bearing capacity of shallow foundations, conforming to the principles and rules of Eurocode 7.

Keywords

shallow foundations, bearing capacity, limiting bearing pressure, presumed bearing capacity
Published in Onlinefirst
23-01-2017
How to Cite
MÓCZÁR, Balázs; SZENDEFY, János. Calculation of Presumed Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations According to the Principles of Eurocode 7. Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, [S.l.], v. 61, n. 3, p. 505-515, 2017. ISSN 1587-3773. Available at: <https://pp.bme.hu/ci/article/view/8553>. Date accessed: 24 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPci.8553.
Section
Research Article