What is the Coefficient of Subgrade Reaction?

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The coefficient of subgrade reaction is referred as the ratio between the pressure against the footing or mat and the settlement at a given point expressed as the coefficient of subgrade reaction which is defined as the ratio between the pressure against the footing or mat and the settlement at a giRead more

The coefficient of subgrade reaction is referred as the ratio between the pressure against the footing or mat and the settlement at a given point expressed as the coefficient of subgrade reaction which is defined as the ratio between the pressure against the footing or mat and the settlement at a given point which is expressed as ;

ks = q/S

where,

ks = coefficient of subgrade reaction

q = pressure on the footing or mat at a given point

S = settlement of the same point of the footing or mat in the corresponding unit of length

i. The value of k is independent of the magnitude of pressure.

See lessii. The value of s has the same value for every point on the surface of the footing.