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.

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.

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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Customers expect that the installed vibratory piles would sustain bearing capacity for the design loads, while the contactors aim to the smallest difference of pile settlements (Gabrielaitis et al.
They begin by analyzing soil structure, including its weight, volume and compaction, followed by the classification of cohesive soils, permeability and seepage, pressure at depth due to surface loading, effective pressure' shear strength, consolidation and settlement, lateral earth pressure, bearing capacity, stability of slopes and Eurocode rating.
The material used and the thickness of frost blanket course must not only ensure the required resistance to frost of road pavement structure but also to increase bearing capacity of the structure, to distribute and reduce pressure to the subgrade surface.
the bearing capacity of soils represents the ability of soil to safely carry pressure placed on soil by piles without undergoing shear failure with accompanying large settlements.
The Terzaghi method has been used to calculation of soil foundation safe bearing capacity assumed depth of 1.
For maximum load bearing capacity, the grating's bearing bars are notched and locked with the cross bar at a force of 500 tons.
Shallow foundations bearing capacity and settlement, 2d ed.
The newest series of HDD motors added to the BICO Flex Drill product line have increased bearing capacity to allow forward and backward reaming with a motor instead of transmitting the torque through the drill pipe.
5 m or change of strata, laboratory testing of the collected samples for evaluation parameters and bearing capacity including submitting reports, recommending the type of foundation, its depth and allowable bearing capacity including transportation of man and material upto the test site etc all complete.
In general, any foundation design must meet three essential requirements (Chen, Duan 2000): (1) providing adequate safety against structural failure of the foundation, (2) offering adequate bearing capacity of soil beneath the foundation with a specified safety against ultimate failure, and (3) achieving acceptable total or differential settlements under working loads.
As of January, three 7 metre models with a load bearing capacity of 3.
The origins of this pile can be traced to India in the 1960s [1-2]; later, in the 1980's, Ogura (1987, 1988) in Japan and Martin (1983) in US investigated the bearing capacity of nodular cylinder piles through model tests [3-5].