# Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Discussion

### Discussion :: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Section 6 (Q.No.17)

17.

The maximum pressure which a soil can carry without shear failure, is called

 [A]. safe bearing capacity [B]. net safe bearing capacity [C]. net ultimate bearing capacity [D]. ultimate bearing capacity.

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

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 V.Pravallika said: (Jan 12, 2014) I think here the answer is Ultimate Bearing capacity. When factor of safety is applied to it is called safe bearing capacity.

 Dipen Tilva said: (Jan 28, 2017) 1. The intensity of loading, at the base of foundation, at which soil support fails in shear is called ultimate bearing capacity of soils. 2. Safe Bearing Capacity of Soils: The maximum intensity of loading that the soil will safely carry without risk of shear failure is called safe bearing capacity of soil.

 Jeena said: (Aug 7, 2017) I think the correct answer is ultimate bearing capacity because it is asking maximum pressure which a soil can carry without shear failure, safe bearing capacity is the pressure which soil can carry safely without failure but that's not the maximum pressure.

 Rahul Sovanshi said: (Nov 25, 2017) @ALL. Safe Bearing capacity is the max pressure which soil can withstand without risk of shear failure while the ultimate bearing capacity is the minimum pressure at the base of foundation at which soil fails in shear.

 Kr.Sheela said: (Jan 2, 2019) Thanks for explaining, thanks @Rahul.

 Fayazkhan said: (Feb 27, 2019) Yes, you are right @Rahul Sovanshi.

 Gaurav Jha said: (Sep 10, 2019) @Rahul. Your statement is true but the definition of ultimate bearing capacity says it is the maximum gross pressure that "can be" applied over the footing to just initiate a shear failure. So, the answer is "ultimate bearing capacity".

 Naveen Ceg said: (Jan 20, 2020) Simply, maximum pressure which the soil can carry without risk of shear failure is called safe bearing capacity. Ultimate Bearing capacity: As the name suggests, it is the minimum load which can cause the shear failure of the supporting soil. Correct answer is "A".

 Parsolian said: (Oct 4, 2020) Yes, it is the safe bearing capacity. Because in ultimate bearing capacity soil fails.

 Aqif Bhat said: (Sep 8, 2021) At Maximum pressure, the soil is resist and at Minimum pressure, the soil fails is one and the same.

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