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Q: Repeat Problem 17.1 with the following:  = 17

Repeat Problem 17.1 with the following:  = 17.5 kN/m3 , c’= 14 kN/m2 , ’ = 20o, = 1.0 m, B = 1.2 m, and factor of safety = 3.

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Q: Figure 17.26 shows a continuous foundation with a width of

Figure 17.26 shows a continuous foundation with a width of 1.8 m constructed at a depth of 1.2 m in a granular soil. The footing is subjected to an eccentrically inclined loading with e = 0.3 m and ...

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Q: Refer to the footing in Problem 17.14. Determine the

Refer to the footing in Problem 17.14. Determine the gross ultimate load the footing can carry using the Patra et al. (2015) reduction factor method for rectangular foundations given in Eqs. (17.53),...

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Q: A square footing on sand is subjected to an eccentric load,

A square footing on sand is subjected to an eccentric load, as shown in Figure 17.24. Using Meyerhof’s effective area concept, determine the gross allowable load that the footing could carry with Fs =...

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Q: A square footing is subjected to an inclined load, as shown

A square footing is subjected to an inclined load, as shown in Figure 17.25. If the size of the footing is B = 2.25 m, determine the gross ultimate load, Q, that the footing can safely carry. Given: ...

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Q: A square footing is shown in Figure 17.24. The

A square footing is shown in Figure 17.24. The footing is subjected to an eccentric load. For the following cases, determine the gross allowable load that the footing could carry. Use Eq. (17.45) and...

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Q: Repeat Problem 17.8 using Eqs. (17.31

Repeat Problem 17.8 using Eqs. (17.31), (17.33), (17.34), (17.36), and (17.37).

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Q: A square footing (B × B) must carry a gross

A square footing (B × B) must carry a gross allowable load of 42,260 lb. The base of the footing is to be located at a depth of 3 ft below the ground surface. For the soil, we are given that  = 110 l...

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Q: A continuous footing is shown in Figure 17.22. Using

A continuous footing is shown in Figure 17.22. Using Terzaghi’s bearing capacity factors, determine the gross allowable load per unit area (qall) that the footing can carry. Assume general shear failu...

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Q: Refer to the slope in Problem 16.7. Assume that

Refer to the slope in Problem 16.7. Assume that the shear strength of the soil is improved by soil stabilization methods, and the new properties are as follows:  = 22 kN/m3 , ’ = 32o, and c’ = 75 kN...

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