ultimate bearing capacity

ultimate bearing capacity

[¦əl·tə·mət ′ber·iŋ kə‚pas·əd·ē]
(civil engineering)
The average load per unit area that will cause failure by rupture of a supporting soil mass.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ultimate bearing capacity

The average load per unit of area required to produce failure by rupture of a supporting soil mass.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The value of energy dissipation is associated with ultimate bearing capacity and ultimate deflection.
Since 1960, Losberg and others have developed the theory of ultimate bearing capacity of concrete pavement structures on the basis of yield line theory [1].
It can be concluded that the bond strength has a negligible effect on ultimate bearing capacity of the double-superposed shear wall under 0.1 axial compression ratio.
The results show that as the vertical load increases, the loads that the branches undertake gradually increase; at the limit of its capacity, the load on the branch of pile #2 is 390 kN and the load on the branch of pile #3 is 462 kN, accounting for 22% and 25%, respectively, of the ultimate bearing capacity.
Yin, "Upper bound solution for ultimate bearing capacity with a modified Hoek-Brown failure criterion," International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol.
Hence, in addition to determining ultimate bearing capacity of piles, obtaining the pile shaft capacity is also of advantage (Nazir et al, 2013).
The ultimate bearing capacity of a single pile based on empirical methods using SPT-T test results (Qu) can be expressed as the ultimate tip resistance (Qut) and ultimate shaft resistance (Qus), equation (2).
The soil ultimate strength in calculations was determined applying the static test results, assuming that the ultimate bearing capacity corresponds to 10% of relative pile diameter settlement.
The degrees of influence of the various factors on the vertical ultimate bearing capacity [V.sub.u], horizontal ultimate bearing capacity [H.sub.u], and flexural ultimate bearing capacity [M.sub.u] were determined after analyzing the test data.
1:3 models of joints are designed and tested at Central South University to evaluate working performance, failure modes and ultimate bearing capacity of such joints.
[q.sub.f] (KN/[m.sup.2]) = Ultimate Bearing Capacity. [q.sub.nf](KN/[m.sup.2]) = Net Ultimate Bearing Capacity.
degradation processes, the disturbance of the equilibrium state due to changes in the moisture content w and the induced redistribution of compressive stresses may cause an integrity failure or the exceeding of the ultimate bearing capacity of a masonry unit.