Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

Footing design for uplift

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Sometimes in hurricane-prone zones the controling load in footing design is
uplift. However, the text books are silent about methods to estimate the
selfweight to counteract the uplift force. In addition of the concrete
footing we have also the soil cover and the slab on grade. What angle of the
cone is appropriate (45 degrees?), and what is the tributary area of the
slab that helps to keep the footing in place? Any good reference on the
subject, or full scale tests? Thanks in advance,

Javier Encinas, PE


******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* ***
*   Read list FAQ at: http://www.seaint.org/list_FAQ.asp
* 
*   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers 
*   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To 
*   subscribe (no fee) or UnSubscribe, please go to:
*
*   http://www.seaint.org/sealist1.asp
*
*   Questions to seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org. Remember, any email you 
*   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted 
*   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web 
*   site at: http://www.seaint.org 
******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********