Influence charts for vertical stress increments

It may not be possible to employ Fadum's method for irregularly shaped foundations and a numerical solution is then only possible by the use of Boussinesq's coefficients, K, and the principle of superposition.

Newmark Soil Mechanics
Fig. 4.8 The Newmark chart for vertical stress under a foundation.

An alternative method that removes the numerical work is to utilise the influence charts devised by Newmark in 1942 (Fig. 4.8).

It can be shown that, at a point at a depth z vertically below the edge of a uniformly loaded circular foundation of radius r, the vertical stress is given by the expression:

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  • jo
    What is the use of influence chart in soil mechanics?
    7 years ago
  • Saimi Myll
    How to draw newmark's chart?
    7 years ago
    How to use newmark's influence chartsoil mechanics?
    7 years ago
  • tapani ven
    What is the vertical stress increment?
    7 years ago
  • carol eubanks
    What kind of chart should i use for the newmark chart?
    5 years ago
  • isobel
    How does Newmarks chart work?
    3 years ago
  • Arthur
    How to fadum charts work?
    11 months ago

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