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The Terzaghi and general bearing capacity equations both predict gross ultimate bearing capacity for shallow foundations supported by dense/incompressible soils for which the general shear failure mode is anticipated.
True
The Teraghi and general bearing capacity equations were derived using the assumption that the shallow foundation is continuous (i.e., footing length L approaches infinity)
True
Gross bearing capacity and net bearing capacity are the same if the depth of the footing Df is less than the footing width, B
False
For undrained clays having a friction angle of zero, the theoretical value of Teraghi bearing capacity is independent of footing size, B.
True
For footings in dense sandy soils, the likelihood of general shear failure being the actual mode of shear failure decreases as the depth of the footing increases.
True
6,000 to 8,000 psf is a reasonable range of values for allowable net bearing capacity for sands supporting shallow foundations
True
2,000 to 3,000 psf is a reasonable range of values for allowble net bearing capacity for clays supporting shallow foundations.
True.