Bearing Capacity of Soils
... Capacity of Soils
The objective of this experiment was to determine the right size for a foundation. It involved conducting tests and analyses of soil to determine the amount of pressure it could handle. The ability of a structure to withstand its own weight or that which it supports determines whether or not the structure will serve its purpose; these structures include buildings, billboards, swimming pools, or even roads. The bases of such structures, therefore, need to be properly designed, keeping in mind the overall soil structure. If this is not properly done, then the structures are likely to collapse, resulting in massive catastrophes. Sound engineering principles should be employe...