Design Example 2.1
The purpose of this design example is to investigate the way engineers design a pad foundation subject to vertical central loading and resting on sandy soil.
Specification of Design Example 2.1 (PDF)
Cone penetration data (Excel spreadsheet)
Download a Word copy of Questionnaire 2.1 to complete in draft before submitting your answers via the online questionnaire given below.
When you have decided on your answers to the questionnaire, please submit them to us using the online form Questionnaire 2.1.
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Phase 2: benchmark exercise
Phase 2 of the exercise involves re-designing the foundation with benchmark characteristic values supplied to you in this document.
When you have re-designed the foundation, please submit your new answers using the following (modified) online form Questionnaire 2.1 benchmark.
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