Accession Number : AD0654712

Title :   STATIC AND DYNAMIC BEARING TESTS ON A STRIP FOOTING IN SATURATED SAND

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : White, Charles R

PDF Url : AD0654712

Report Date : Jun 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The report describes the static and dynamic loading of a 12-inch-wide by 18-inch-deep by 6-foot-long rigid footing, representing the strip footing of a subsurface shelter. Boundary conditions simulated those of a torsionally restrained footing of a flexible arch structure with simulated overburden of 20 feet at one side of the footing. Saturated and partially saturated sand was the test soil. Several soil void ratios were employed, and the effect on the relationship between load and displacement of the footing caused by soil saturation at void ratios higher than the critical void ratio was demonstrated.

Descriptors :   *FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), BLAST, FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES, LOADS(FORCES), NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), SAND, SHELTERS, SOIL MECHANICS, UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE