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Title: Choosing Plan Dimension for an Eccentrically Loaded Footing Slab
Author(s): Gwynne Davies and Brian Mayfield
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 285-290
Keywords: concrete slabs;ecentric loads;footings;foundations;reinforced concrete; structural design.
Abstract:In an eccentrically loaded footing various combinations of breadth and length offer themselves as solutions to the foundation problems with in the ground pressures allowed. This paper considers the normal design arrangement whereby the equivalent singly eccentirc load falls within the middle third, together with the case where it falls outside this region. It suggests a logical approach to the choice based on the assumption that, where possible, an engineer wil prefer a square footing to one that is long and narrow.
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