Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions - Discussion


A point load of 700 kN is applied on the surface of thick layer of clay. Using Boussinesq's elastic analysis, the estimated vertical stress (σv) at a depth of 2 m and a radial distance of 1.0 m from the point of application of the load, is :

[A]. 47.5 kPa
[B]. 47.6 kPa
[C]. 47.7 kPa
[D]. 47.8 kPa

Answer: Option D


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Darshan said: (Aug 10, 2018)  
It is 47.85.

Ayush said: (Feb 6, 2019)  
Can you provide the formula for this result you got?

Shivaprasad Sajjan said: (Feb 20, 2019)  

σ z=(Q/z^2)*(3/2)*[1/(1+(r/z)^2)]^5/2.

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