Document Type : Regular Article


1 Assistant Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Architecture Engineering, Malayer University, Malayer, Iran

2 Master’s of Geotechnical Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Malayer University, Malayer, Iran


Excess soil stress may lead to an additional settlement or shear failure of the soil, which in both cases, causes damage to the structure. Therefore, geotechnical and structural engineers who design the foundation must evaluate the bearing capacity of the soil. This study discusses the optimization of the bearing capacity of shallow foundations and a compares deterministic and probabilistic methods. In this study, the bearing capacity of shallow foundations were defined using the Monte Carlo method, finally suggests constructive solutions to improve shallow foundations’ performance.


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