bearing capacity


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bearing capacity

[′ber·iŋ kə′pas·əd·ē]
(mechanics)
Load per unit area which can be safely supported by the ground.
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bearing capacity

1. The load per unit area that can be supported safely by the ground.
3. The pressure that can be exerted on soil or soil rock without excessive yield.
4. Of a pile, the load required to produce a condition of failure.
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bearing strength

The measure of the ability of a pavement to sustain the applied load (ICAO). Also called pavement strength or bearing capacity. See also pavement classification number.
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