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## What is skempton pore pressure parameters?

Pore water pressures are important factors in determining soil strength. Dimensionless coefficients called ‘Pore pressure coefficients’ or ‘Skempton’s Pore Pressure Parameters A and B’ characterize the change in pore water pressure caused by a change in applied stress.

### What is net safe bearing capacity of soil?

Net safe bearing capacity (qₙₛ): the allowable bearing capacity (qₙₛ) is the net ultimate bearing capacity (qₙᵤ) divided by a factor a safety (typically this will be 3). The formula is qₙₛ = qₙᵤ / F.

**What is pore fluid pressure?**

Pore pressure is the pressure of the fluid in the pore space of the rock, and as mentioned above, when it exceeds the hydrostatic pressure, overpressure situation occurs. From: Developments in Petroleum Science, 2012.

**What is pore pressure in triaxial test?**

Pore Pressure Transducer – In CU and CD triaxial tests, the pressures inside the sample are measured (U – Pore Pressure). This is done using a pressure transducer attached to the base of the triaxial cell.

## How do you calculate net bearing capacity?

Calculating the gross allowable load bearing capacity of shallow foundation requires the application of the factor of safety (FS) to the gross ultimate bearing capacity.

- q allowable = q ultimate / FS.
- q net(u) = q(u) – q.
- q allowable (net) = (q(ultimate)-q) / FS.

### What is the NC factor of Skempton bearing capacity?

Skempton bearing capacity factor Nc depends on the ratio of effective width bef and effective length lef and on the ratio of the footing bottom depth d and effective width bef. Determination of Nc factor (From Peck, Hanson a Thornburn, 1974) Undrained shear strength Su is determined as follows:

**What are Skempton’s pore pressure parameters a and B?**

Dimensionless coefficients called ‘Pore pressure coefficients’ or ‘Skempton’s Pore Pressure Parameters A and B’ characterize the change in pore water pressure caused by a change in applied stress. Prof. A.W. Skempton proposed these parameters, which are now universally accepted (Skempton, 1954).

**What is Skempton’s triaxial compression test?**

A.W. Skempton proposed these parameters, which are now universally accepted (Skempton, 1954). Pore water pressures develops in an undrained triaxial compression test when cell pressure or confining pressure is applied in the first stage, as well as when additional axial stress or deviator stress is applied in the second stage.