Bearing Capacity of Concrete Blocks


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Title: Bearing Capacity of Concrete Blocks

Author(s): M. W. Hyland and Wai-Fah Chen

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 67

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 228-236

Keywords: age; bearing capacity; concretes; ex-tensibility; friction; loads (forces) ; mortars (mate-rial) ; openings; plain concrete; plasticity; punch-ing shear; research; shape; specimens; strains.

Date: 3/1/1970

The applicability of the assumptions of perfect plasticity to punch loaded cylindrical locks is examined experimentally. The strain field is measured for punch loaded blocks with varying base conditions. The effects of block height, base friction, and a hole located directly under the loaded area on bearing capacity are investigated. Results are compared with results of a limit analysis solution by Chen and Drucker.