Soil Mechanics: Stress Distribution and Foundation Loads

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Soils are stable if the stress level is maintained or ______ content remains constant

water

The effect of additional loads is transferred to the ______ through the structure foundations

subsoil

The change in the shape of soil mass under stresses is known as ______

Distortion

The decrease in the volume of soil mass under stresses is known as ______

Compression

The property of soil mass concerning its susceptibility to decrease in volume under pressure is known as ______

Compressibility

The downward movement of the ground surface is called ______

settlement

When settlement occurs over a large area, it is sometimes called ______

subsidence

In a mechanics of materials, the ______ in any material always produce strains

stresses

The issue facing a geotechnical engineer is not if ______ will occur but rather the magnitude of these settlements

settlements

The length of time rate taken to reach maximum ______ is an important consideration

settlement

Test your knowledge on the distribution of stress in soil due to foundation loads and the resulting compression within the soil mass. Explore how structures transfer loads to the subsoil and cause changes in stress levels.

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