Consider a 2-D object consisting of two triangle compartments, as shown in Figure P9.4. Suppose a solution containing a 511 KeV gamma ray emitting radionuclide with concentration f = 0.5….
Determine the factor of safety for the bearing capacity.
Bearing capacity problem with one-way eccentricity. A rectangular footing is to support a column. The load on the column, including the weight of the foundation, is Q = 1200 kN. The foundation is also subjected to an overturning moment of 150 kN/m. The foundation rests in homogeneous silty sand with c′ = 0 and ′ = 35°. The foundation embedment depth is 1 m, and the dimensions are L × B = 2 m × 1.5 m. The one-way eccentricity is in the L (longer dimension) direction. The groundwater table is at the same level at the bottom of the foundation. The bulk unit weight above the groundwater table is 17 kN∕m³; the saturated unit weight below the groundwater table is 18 kN∕m³. Determine the factor of safety for the bearing capacity.