This paper presents a comparison between different methods of bearing capacity analyses: Upper Bound Method. Limit Equilibrium Analysis and Finite Element Analysis. For the Great Belt East Bridge anchor blocks it was concluded that these methods of calculation agree within 5%. However, for cases where the bearing capacity is dominated by frictional materials, much higher differences should be expected.
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Limit State Design in Geotechnical Engineering: Copenhagen, Denmark, May 1993, 1993