This course is a guideline for calculation of the bearing capacity of soil under shallow and deep foundations supporting various types of structures and embankments. Principles for evaluating bearing capacity presented in this course are applicable to foundation investigation and design of numerous types of structures, such as buildings and houses, towers and storage tanks, fills, embankments and dams. These principles may be helpful in determining soils that will lead to bearing capacity failure or excessive settlements for given foundations and loads.
Authored by: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
14 Professional Development Hours