The Engineering of Foundations

Hardcover | October 2, 2006

byRodrigo Salgado

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The Engineering of Foundations incorporates theory into real world practice.

The text emphasizes conceptual understanding and avoids an oversimplistic treatment of the subject. Estimation of soil parameters for use in design is given high priority. Users will find an up-to-date text that relates theory to real world practices and integrates concepts and continuity of examples across chapters. Illustrations, applications and hands-on examples are provided. The text not only explains the "how", but also the "why".

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The Engineering of Foundations incorporates theory into real world practice. The text emphasizes conceptual understanding and avoids an oversimplistic treatment of the subject. Estimation of soil parameters for use in design is given high priority. Users will find an up-to-date text that relates theory to real world practices and inte...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:896 pages, 9.5 × 7.5 × 2.16 inPublished:October 2, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0072500581

ISBN - 13:9780072500585

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Table of Contents

1 The World Of Foundation Engineering

2 Foundation Design

3 Soils, Rocks, and Groundwater

4 Stress Analysis, Strain Analysis, and Shearing of Soils

5 Shear Strength and Stiffness of Sands

6 Consolidation, Shear Strength, and Stiffness of Clays

7 Site Exploration

8 Shallow Foundations in Soils: Types of Shallow Foundations and Construction Techniques

9 Shallow Foundation Settlement

10 Shallow Foundations: Limit Bearing Capacity

11 Shallow Foundation Design

12 Types of Piles and Their Installation

13 Analysis and Design of Single Piles

14 Pile Driving Analysis and Quality Control of Piling Operations

15 Pile Groups and Piled Rafts

16 Retaining Structures

17 Soil Slopes

Appendix A. Unit Conversions

Appendix B. Useful Relationships and Typical Values of Various Quantities

Appendix C. Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity in the Laboratory Using the Falling-Head Permeameter

Appendix D. Determination of Preconsolidation Pressure, Compression and Recompression Indices, and Coefficient of Consolidation from Consolidation Test Data

Appendix E. Stress Rotation Analysis