Probabilistic analysis of bearing capacity of shallow foundations using three-dimensional limit analyses

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Abstract

Strip shallow foundations on random heterogeneous soil responding in undrained conditions are analyzed using three-dimensional upper limit analysis and Latin Hypercube sampling. The results obtained considering the three-dimensional variability of soil are compared with results using plane models, showing significant differences in terms of both mean and standard deviation of bearing capacity. An averaged two-dimensional model fitted to a small set of three-dimensional samples is shown to yield accurate predictions of the bearing capacity distribution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1342008
JournalInternational Journal Of Computational Methods
Volume11
Issue number2(SI)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • bearing capacity
  • continuous footing
  • kinematic theorem
  • limit analysis
  • soil spatial variability
  • three-dimensional model
  • Undrained behavior

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