A general model for rectangular footings part II: modeling for design

José Benito Rivera-Mendoza, Arnulfo Luévanos-Rojas, Sandra López-Chavarría, Manuel Medina-Elizondo, Marylú García-Galván
2022 Dyna  
This paper presents a general model for the design to obtain the thickness and reinforcing steel areas of rectangular footings that support from 1 to "n" columns aligned on a longitudinal axis. The pressure diagram is considered linear. Some recently published papers are restricted to certain types of footings as the rectangular isolated footings, and rectangular combined footings that support two columns. The first part of this paper shows the minimum soil area that supports 1 to "n" columns
more » ... igned on a longitudinal axis. Three numerical examples are presented for design of rectangular footings subjected to an axial load and two orthogonal moments in each column that supports one, two and three columns. The main advantage of this document over other documents is: this model can be applied for one or more columns supported on a rectangular footing (unrestricted on its sides, one side restricted and two opposite sides restricted).
doi:10.15446/dyna.v89n223.100030 fatcat:bmcybk547nhetd6cao4ad3gcye