Friday, September 6, 2019

Dimensions of Foundation

Guidelines for minimum dimensions are given below:

(a) Depth of Foundation: For all types of foundations minimum depth required is calculated
using Rankine’s Formula:

However in any case it is not less than 0.9 m. Finding safe bearing of the soil is an expert’s job,
and it is found after conducting tests in field or in Laboratories. However general values for common
soils are listed in Table 1.

(b) Width of Foundation: Width of wall foundations or size of column footing is determined by
first calculating the expected load and then dividing that with SBC. Thus,

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