Effective Foundation Area

Definition(s)


Effective Foundation Area

reduced foundation area having its geometric center at the point where the resultant action vector intersects the foundation base level.

Source: API RP 2GEO, Geotechnical Foundation Design Considerations, First Edition, April, 2011, Addendum 1, October 2014. Global Standards

Source: API Recommended Practice 2GEO, Geotechnical and Foundation Design Considerations, First Edition, April 2015 (Addendum 1, October 2014). Global Standards