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