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Column Footing Design For a Shallow Foundation

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Foundation is considered as the basis of any structure. A structure can’t be retained for a long time, if the foundation is not strong. So, proper care should be taken for creating the design of foundation as the whole structure is based on the foundation. The loads of the building are securely transmitted to ground through foundation.

If the foundation is strong, the life of the structure will last for a long time. Design of foundation is created on the basis of type of soil, type of structure and its load. If the load bearing capacity of the soil is greater, the foundation can bear the higher load securely.

Foundations are generally categorized as Shallow Foundations and Deep Foundations.

Reinforced Concrete Footings: Footing contains the lower end of a column, pillar or wall which are expanded with projecting courses in order to disperse load.

Footings are designed to retain the applied loads, moments and forces as well as the induced reactions to make sure that any settlement that may happen, shall be as constant as possible and the safe bearing capacity of soil is not surpassed.

In sloped or stepped footings, the operative cross-section in compression is restricted by the area beyond the neutral plane, and the angle of slope or depth and location of steps are created in a manner that the design requirements are maintained at each section.

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Foundation Design and Column Footings

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