@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/672,
	  title     = {Computational Investigations of Concrete Footing Rotational Rigidity},
	  author    = {E. S. Fraser and  G. P. A. G. van Zijl},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {In many buildings we rely on large footings to offer
structural stability. Designers often compensate for the lack of
knowledge available with regard to foundation-soil interaction by
furnishing structures with overly large footings. This may lead to a
significant increase in building expenditures if many large
foundations are present. This paper describes the interface material
law that governs the behavior along the contact surface of adjacent
materials, and the behavior of a large foundation under ultimate limit
loading. A case study is chosen that represents a common
foundation-soil system frequently used in general practice and
therefore relevant to other structures. Investigations include
compressing versus uplifting wind forces, alterations to the
foundation size and subgrade compositions, the role of the slab
stiffness and presence and the effect of commonly used structural
joints and connections. These investigations aim to provide the
reader with an objective design approach, efficiently preventing
structural instability.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering},
	  volume    = {3},
	  number    = {9},
	  year      = {2009},
	  pages     = {341 - 350},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/672},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/33},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 33, 2009},