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Soil Bearing Capacity Failure Demonstration


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Buildings are often held up by footings underneath the columns. If the soils are too weak or the column load too big, the footing plunges into the earth in a bearing capacity failure. This exercise demonstrates bearing capacity by identifying the three principal modes of failure using various arrangements of piles, foundations, loads, and the factors that contribute to increasing bearing capacity.

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