Example 1: Stress on soil under a rectangular loaded area
Description of the problem
To verify the vertical stress at any point
*A *
below a rectangular loaded area, the stress on
soil obtained by *Das
*(1983) (Example 6.3, page 370) using
influence coefficients of *
Newmark
*(1935) are compared with that obtained by
*ELPLA*.
A distributed load of
*q *
= 50 [kN/m^{2}]
acts on a flexible rectangular area 6 [m] * 3 [m] as shown in Figure 1. It is required to determine the vertical stress
at a point *A, *
which is located at a depth of *z *
= 3 [m] below the ground surface. |