allowable bearing value

allowable bearing value

[ə′lau̇·ə·bəl ′ber·iŋ ‚val·yü]
(civil engineering)
The maximum permissible pressure on foundation soil that provides adequate safety against rupture of the soil mass or movement of the foundation of such magnitude as to impair the structure imposing the pressure. Also known as allowable soil pressure.

allowable bearing value, allowable soil pressure, allowable bearing capacity

The maximum permissible pressure on foundation soil that provides adequate safety against rupture of the soil mass or movement of the foundation of such magnitude as to impair the structure that imposes the pressure.