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## What is Schmertmann method?

This method is used to find the elastic settlement of the soil under the footing. This method is especially used to determine the settlement in sand and gravel. In the sandy soil, it is tough to obtain the value of compression index as it is tough to collect the undisturbed specimens.

## Which are field methods for determination of bearing capacity?

Field tests like Plate bearing test, Standard penetration test, Pressuremeter test and Field vane shear test are generally used to determine bearing capacity of soil. Because of high range of bearing capacity of soil the load for field tests is so high, similarly the reaction load is much more.

## What is the formula of bearing capacity?

Methods of Determining Bearing Capacity of Soil You can calculate the theoretical end bearing (tip) capacity foundation Qp as Qp = Apqp in which Qp is the theoretical bearing capacity for the end bearing (in kN/m2 or lb/ft2) and Ap is the effective area of the tip (in m2 or ft2).

## How do you calculate end bearing capacity?

Ultimate end bearing capacity in clay = Nc × C × pile tip area (Nc = 9). Ultimate end bearing capacity in soft clay = 9 × 120 × π × diameter2/4 = 848.2 lbs/per pile. Total ultimate bearing capacity per pile = 76,920 + 848.2 = 77,768 lbs.

## How are foundation settlements calculated?

Worked Example Calculation of Settlement of Shallow Foundations at the Center

- Data. Dimensions of foundation 1.5m x 2m.
- A1 = 0.934. A2 = m’ / [ n’ (m’2 +n’2 + 1)0.5 ]
- F1 = (1/π)[A0 + A1] = (1/π)[0.760 + 0.934] = 0.539. F2 = (n’/2π) tan-1A2
- If = 0.755. Foundation Settlement.

## What is strain influence factor?

As is known, when the water table rises into the influence zone of footing, it reduces the soil stiffness and thus additional settlement is induced. The strain influence factor values are given for Poisson’s ratio value of soil, ranging from 0 to 0.5 with 0.1 interval.

## How is terzaghi bearing capacity factor calculated?

Terzaghi’s bearing capacity theory: Based on Terzaghi’s bearing capacity theory, column load P is resisted by shear stresses at edges of three zones under the footing and the overburden pressure, q (=gD) above the footing. The first term in the equation is related to cohesion of the soil.

## Which soil has more bearing capacity?

Gravel and sand are the soils with higher bearing capacity while silts and clays typically have lower capacities.

## What is the unit of bearing capacity?

The bearing capacity of foundation is the maximum load per unit area which the soil can support without failure. It depends upon the shear strength of soil as well as shape, size, depth and type of foundation.

## How to determine soil bearing capacity from SPT numbers?

… 1. Bearing capacity from SPT numbers One of most commonly method for determining allowable soil bearing capacity is from standard penetration test (SPT) numbers. It is simply because SPT numbers are readily available from soil boring. The equations that are commonly used were proposed by Meryerhof based on one inches of foundation settlement.

## How to calculate full shaft capacity from SPT?

Qf = Qb + Qs = Ab . qb + Σ (As . τs) where Ab is the area of the base and As is the surface area of the shaft within a soil layer. Full shaft capacity is mobilised at much smaller displacements than those related to full base resistance. This is important when determining the settlement response of a pile.

## How are bearing capacity and Settlement criterion used?

Various methods are used for the bearing capacity criterion and the settlement criterion (serviceability). The program was developed as part of a research on the reliability of the use of SPT in the shallow foundation design.

## How is schmertmann’s method used to calculate foundation settlements?

Schmertmann’s (1970) method is one of the most rational methods for computing settlements of footings in granular soils, and commonly used world-wide. In order to consider the effect of footing shape on foundation settlement, Schmertmann’s method relies on a strain influence factor that varies with depth.