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Bearing Capacity

This paper presents and discusses a limited set of results from an extensive testing program which has been
carried out since 1995 at the University of Brasília Experimental Research site. This site is underlain by the typical tropical,
unsaturated and collapsible soil deposit of the Federal District, which ha...

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This work analyses the influence of footing size and soil matric suction on the behavior of shallow foundations on unsaturated sandy soil, in terms of bearing capacity and settlements. Fourteen plate load tests were performed at the Experimental Site of USP/São Carlos. Rigid metal plates were used, with diameters varying between 0.20 m and 0....

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