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|Title:||A comparison of the bearing capacity of flat and conical circular foundations on sand|
|Citation:||White, D.J., Teh, K.L., Leung, C.F., Chow, Y.K. (2008-12). A comparison of the bearing capacity of flat and conical circular foundations on sand. Geotechnique 58 (10) : 781-792. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1680/geot.2008.3781|
|Abstract:||This paper describes a series of centrifuge model tests investigating the vertical bearing capacity of flat and conical circular foundations on sand, which are representative of the spudcan foundations of offshore jack-up units. It is found that at shallow embedment the bearing capacity factor, N γ, mobilised by a conical footing is significantly lower - by a factor of up to 2 - than that for a flat footing. Plasticity solutions indicate that this discrepancy cannot be attributed to the theoretical differences in Nγ that arise from the roughness and geometry of the cone: these theoretical differences are minor (|
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