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Even though there at the moment are plenty of computing device programmes for fixing every kind of beginning layout difficulties, the necessity to cost those outputs by means of 'hand-calculation' has develop into extremely important. This publication concentrates on getting the basics correct after which utilizing them in useful applications.

The booklet is illustrated with a variety of labored examples and with quick-reference tables and charts

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A Short Course in Foundation Engineering

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2 1 *-1 fcO-5 \ *-0 unit area υ ο-ι 0 I 03 0-2 04 0-5 h 1 ν=0'5 ? ^Α 3 i-'"-iffi/unit area £- I 4 \ 5 \ 1 6 7 1 8 Q *'5 ί *«2 Λτ-ΙΟ \ *·Ι \ 1 ΑΓ-0-5 \ \ k-p Fig. 3. # Influence coefficients for immediate settlement of the corner of a flexible uniformly loaded rectangle on the surface of a saturated clay with Youngs modulus increasing linearly with depth, after Butler (19 75);(a) length to breadth ratio L/B = l;(b) length to breadth ratio L/B = 2; (c) length to breadth ratio L/B = 5 This result tends to confirm the rough guide relating the relative settlements given by the expression 0 u y {flexible, average) ~ ~ L 1 ° (flexible, maximum) d (rigid) Davis and Poulos (1968) give the following expressions effectively relating rigid footing settlements to flexible footing settlements.

Other evidence was provided by laboratory tests on 38 mm diameter specimens cut from block samples of fissured clay from Wraysbury, which were stored for different periods before testing. Strengths of specimens cut from blocks stored for about 150 days before testing were only about 75% of the strengths of specimens prepared from blocks within 5 days of excavation from the shaft. This could be attributed to a gradual extension of fissures within the specimens. 3 Sampling disturbance and test specimen size If the test specimen is disturbed by the sampling process, the measured undrained shear strength will generally be lower than the in situ value for a given test apparatus and procedure.

However, by St Venants principle, the stress distributions will be much the same. This principle states that: If forces acting on a small portion of the surface of an elastic body are replaced by another statically equivalent system of forces acting on the same portion of the surface, this redistri­ bution of loading produces substantial changes in the stresses locally but has a negligible effect on the stresses at distances which are large in comparison with the linear dimensions of the surface on which the forces are changed.

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