Contact Stress and Settlement of Circular Footing Subjected to Symmetric Loading

Igor Hrnčić

Professor, Zagreb University, Varazdin, Croatia


Contact stress and settlement of footings are hard to compute since the non-linearity of equations involved. Exact solutions are rare and one is left with approximations. By the use of Riemann differential geometry and Einstein ideas presented in his general theory of relativity one is enabled to significantly simplify the precedure of calculating stresses and settlements leading to exact solutions for real footings.

KEYWORDS: Riemann differential geometry, general theory of relativity, Fourier transformation, linear differential equations, settlement, footing, stress, Cauchy-Riemann condition


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