Linear and nonlinear elastic analysis of closely spaced strip foundations using Pasternak model

  • Priyanka GhoshEmail author
  • S. Rajesh
  • J. Sai Chand
Research Article


In this study, an attempt is made to determine the interaction effect of two closely spaced strip footings using Pasternak model. The study considers small strain problem and has been performed using linear as well as nonlinear elastic analysis to determine the interaction effect of two nearby strip footings. The hyperbolic stress-strain relationship has been considered for the nonlinear elastic analysis. The linear elastic analysis has been carried out by deriving the equations for the interference effect of the footings in the framework of Pasternak model equation; whereas, the nonlinear elastic analysis has been performed using the finite difference method to solve the second order nonlinear differential equation evolved from Pasternak model with proper boundary conditions. Results obtained from the linear and the nonlinear elastic analysis are presented in terms of non-dimensional interaction factors by varying different parameters like width of the foundation, load on the foundation and the depth of the rigid base. Results are suitably compared with the existing values in the literature.


bearing capacity linear and non-linear elasticity foundation interaction effect numerical modeling Pasternak model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyKanpur, KanpurIndia

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