Choosing Plan Dimension for an Eccentrically Loaded Footing Slab


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Title: Choosing Plan Dimension for an Eccentrically Loaded Footing Slab

Author(s): Gwynne Davies and Brian Mayfield

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 69

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 285-290

Keywords: concrete slabs;ecentric loads;footings;foundations;reinforced concrete; structural design.

Date: 5/1/1972

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.