Vertical Stress Increase at Depth

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Vertical Stress Increase at Depth
1010402Vertical Stress Increase at DepthWhen surface or near-surface loads are applied to a soil—such as from live loads on a pavement, or loads transmitted through shallow footings or mats—the increment of vertical stress in the soil diminishes with depth. The actual vertical stress experienced by a soil stratum can be calculated using approximate "rule of thumb" approaches, or more sophisticated theories such as those due to Boussinesq and Westergaard.
Approximate Methods Drawing upon the correlation between observation and the theories such as those by Boussinesq and Westergaard, two common approaches are used for a "quick" estimate of the vertical stress in…
Indranil Goswami: Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Second Edition. Vertical Stress Increase at Depth, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export