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(b) Cohesionless soil

Fig. 4.13 Contact pressure distribution under a rigid foundation loaded with a uniform pressure, p.

Fig. 4.14 Method for determining subsoil stresses beneath a spoil heap (the effect of siope is of course three-dimensional).

stresses are obtained by addition (Fig. 4.14). The method can be extended to include earth embankments.

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