The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 29 (1951) > Issues > Issue 12 > A Comparison of the Bearing Power of Footings on Dry and Inundated Sand Discussion on Dr. Eastwood's
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A Comparison of the Bearing Power of Footings on Dry and Inundated Sand Discussion on Dr. Eastwood's Paper

In introducing his paper, Dr. Eastwood said that there were two principal conclusions to be drawn from the tests described in the paper. The first was that the bearing power of foundations on denx inundated sand was higher than would be expected from the usually accepted theories, and the second was that the mechanism of failure was very different from that assumed in any of these theories. Hecause of this second conclusion it would appear that any agreement between these theories and the results of experiment was quite fortuitous, and was unlikely to hold except over a narrow range of conditions.