Undrained Failure Of Footings Under Combined Load

Susan Gourvenec

The results of two and three-dimensional finite element analyses of the combined loading of strip and circular footings on homogenous and non-homogeneous clay are presented. The results are presented in terms of the shape of the failure envelope in vertical, moment and horizontal loading space and compared with data from similar studies where either soil non-homogeneity or three-dimensional geometry was investigated.