Foundation Design: Principles and Practices (3rd Edition)
Foundation Design: Principles and Practices (3rd Edition)
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ISBN: 9780133411898
Author: Donald P. Coduto, William A. Kitch, Man-chu Ronald Yeung
Publisher: PEARSON
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Chapter 3, Problem 3.8QPP

A vertical load of 20 k is applied to a 6.0 × 4.0 ft area at the ground surface that is level.

a. Compute the induced vertical stress, Δ σ z , at a point 6.0 ft below the comer of this rectangular loaded area.

b. Compute the induced vertical stress, Δ σ z , at a point 6.0 ft below the center of this rectangular loaded area.

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