Hello all

I was wondering if anyone could help me with the following load bearing capacity problem:-

I have worked out that I have a safe soil bearing capacity of 1238kN/m^2

The area of my foundation is 5.883m^2

The total load I am applying to my foundation is 2420kg.

Just based on this information how would I know if I have exceeded my safe bearing capacity of the soil???

I am struggling with the units and not really sure how to work it out??

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

]]>I was wondering if anyone could help me with the following load bearing capacity problem:-

I have worked out that I have a safe soil bearing capacity of 1238kN/m^2

The area of my foundation is 5.883m^2

The total load I am applying to my foundation is 2420kg.

Just based on this information how would I know if I have exceeded my safe bearing capacity of the soil???

I am struggling with the units and not really sure how to work it out??

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Hello all

I was hoping someone could help point me in the right direction regarding the following problem.

I have 2 x tanks, 1 x cylindrical and the other rectangular of a given depth H that will be installed below ground with just the top of the tank exposed as shown below:-

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These tanks will contain sewage and I am trying to figure out how to calculate the maximum pressure exerted on the wall of the tanks due to the surrounding soil and what thickness should the walls be in order to withstand the maximum pressures.

The tank will be installed in a location where the ground conditions are virtually dry (so I don't need to consider water pressure) and the soil is composed of hard gravel / sand.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

I was hoping someone could help point me in the right direction regarding the following problem.

I have 2 x tanks, 1 x cylindrical and the other rectangular of a given depth H that will be installed below ground with just the top of the tank exposed as shown below:-

Single.pngSingle 2.png

These tanks will contain sewage and I am trying to figure out how to calculate the maximum pressure exerted on the wall of the tanks due to the surrounding soil and what thickness should the walls be in order to withstand the maximum pressures.

The tank will be installed in a location where the ground conditions are virtually dry (so I don't need to consider water pressure) and the soil is composed of hard gravel / sand.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Hello all

I was wondering if someone could help shed some light on an equation I found regarding obtaining the slope of sewage pipes in the following paper:-

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The equation that is quoted to obtain the slope (equation 13) is given as:-

S = 4.65 * N^2 * D^(-4/3) * (q/Q)^(-1/2) * v^2

I was wondering if anyone could figure out what the variables q and Q referred to as these variables are not defined in the paper.

I think Q = Flow Rate but no idea what q refers to.

Can anyone help?

Thank you.

I was wondering if someone could help shed some light on an equation I found regarding obtaining the slope of sewage pipes in the following paper:-

The paper attached Page 1.PNGPage 2.PNGPage 3.PNGPage 4.PNG

The equation that is quoted to obtain the slope (equation 13) is given as:-

S = 4.65 * N^2 * D^(-4/3) * (q/Q)^(-1/2) * v^2

I was wondering if anyone could figure out what the variables q and Q referred to as these variables are not defined in the paper.

I think Q = Flow Rate but no idea what q refers to.

Can anyone help?

Thank you.