Empirical rule is postulated to describe nonhomogeneous distribution of undrained shear strength with depth for purely cohesive soil; associated soil bearing capacity for strip load of uniform intensity is determined for variety of nonhomogeneous strength distributions, and results are presented in series of charts and equation; bearing capacity is found to be strongly dependent on width of applied load, and to lesser extent on degree of overconsolidation of upper zone.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Nat Acad Sciences-Nat Research Council-Highway Research Rec|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1969|
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