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List out the assumptions made by Terzaghi for his bearing capacity theory.
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Assumptions

  • The footing is a strip footing.
  • The base of the footing is laid at a shallow depth.
  • The shearing resistance of the soil between the surface and the depth Df is neglected
  • General shear failure is assumed.
  • Shear strength is governed by Mohr-Coulomb criterion.
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