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Are the minimum moments also considered when punching through foundation plates?


Yes, minimum moments are also considered when punching through foundation plates. See also FAQ004371 (link below).

In the current state of development (as of July 2020), however, the favorable soil pressure within the critical perimeter is not taken into account when determining VEd .


Punching Punching shear Foundation plate Foundation Minimum bending moment Soil contact stress Soil pressure


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