Application of the safety theory to the design of foundations in sands: Checkup of the linear limit.

Ana Virginia González Cueto Vila, Gilberto Quevedo Sotolongo


This paper deal with the design of shallow foundations on sands by using the Limit State Method. The Safety Theory is applied in order to obtain the safety coefficients needed for the design on friction soils. The Checkup of the Pressure Linear Limit is implemented, and the results obtained are compared with the safety coefficients of the Cuban Standard. The coefficients obtained in this work make possible more economic .

Rev. ing. constr. [online]. 2007, vol.22, n.2, pp. 81-88. ISSN 0718-5073.


Shallow foundation; sand soils; safety theory; safety coefficient; limit state; geotechnical design


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