Stability of Bedding

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Stability of Bedding

 

the ability of the bedding of a structure to prevent soil from being forced out from beneath the base of the foundation as a result of loads transmitted by the structure. During the initial stage of critical loading, the soil becomes unstable only at individual points or in specific, limited areas of the bedding. In limit-state loading, the entire bedding loses its stability.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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