Seismic bearing capacity of circular footings : a yield design approach

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-440
Journal / PublicationJournal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes


As developed during the past decades, the yield design theory provides an approach to the stability analysis of civil engineering structures under seismic conditions which has been often used, explicitly or implicitly. New results related to circular footings resting on a purely cohesive soil, taking into account the horizontal inertia forces, are presented in this paper for practical applications to the safety coefficient to be applied to the vertical load when designing seismic foundations.

Research Area(s)

  • Circular footings, External approach, Interaction diagrams, Seismic bearing capacity, Tresca criterion, Yield design