A footing 2m x 2m is to be founded at a depth of 1.5m in a saturated soil of unit weight 19 kN/m3. The soil has an angle of friction, f, of 28o and cohesion, c, of 5kPa. Groundwater level is at a depth of 4m. Assume a factor of safety of 3.0.
⦁ Determine a value for the safe bearing capacity of the foundation.
⦁ If the groundwater level was to rise to the ground surface, determine the new value of safe bearing capacity.
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