Bearing capacity problem example 4

If the water table in Ex. 1  occupies any of the positions (a) 1.25 m below ground level or (b) 1.25 m below the base level of the foundation, what will be the net safe bearing pressure?
Assume ysat = 18.5 kN/m3, /(above WT) = 17.5 kN/m3. All the other data remain the same as
given in Ex. 1
Method 1 By making use of reduction factors Rwl and Rw2 and using Eqs. (12.20) and (12.23), we may write
Bearing capacity problem example 4 solution Figure Ex. 12.4 Effect of WT on bearing capacity

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