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Assumptions and Limitations

The following assumptions and limitations have made the provided soil distribution formulas possible. The links below also contain additional information and/or resources for further reading.

  • The soil is weightless, linear elastic, isotropic and homogenous
  • The soil has a plane horizontal surface
  • Any loads are concerntrated at the surface and act vertically and perpendicular
  • The depth of the soil is large compared to the dimensions (semi-infinite)

Boussinesq's Point and Line Loads

Strips and Embankments

Circular and Rectangular Loaded Areas

Westergaard Type Materials (Layered Soils)

Rotation of Rigid Footings