Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb


  • Ruwan Rajapakse, PE, CCM, CCE, AVS, Practicing Civil Engineer and Construction Manager, New York, NY, USA
  • Ruwan Rajapakse, PE, CCM, CCE, AVS, Practicing Civil Engineer and Construction Manager, New York, NY, USA

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations Manual offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach the formulas and calculation methods used in of soil and geotechnical engineering. A one stop guide to the foundation design, pile foundation design, earth retaining structures, soil stabilization techniques and computer software, this book places calculations for almost all aspects of geotechnical engineering at your finger tips. In this book, theories is explained in a nutshell and then the calculation is presented and solved in an illustrated, step-by-step fashion. All calculations are provided in both fps and SI units. The manual includes topics such as shallow foundations, deep foundations, earth retaining structures, rock mechanics and tunnelling. In this book, the author's done all the heavy number-crunching for you, so you get instant, ready-to-apply data on activities such as: hard ground tunnelling, soft ground tunnelling, reinforced earth retaining walls, geotechnical aspects of wetland mitigation and geotechnical aspects of landfill design.
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Primary: Structural Design/Construction, Geotechnical Engineers Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineers, and Earthquake Engineers Secondary Market: Architects, Construction Managers, Geologists, Graduate and Undergraduate Students and College Professors.


Book information

  • Published: June 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8764-5

Table of Contents

1.0 Site Investigation2.0 Geotechnical Engineering Theoretical Concepts3.0 Shallow Foundation Fundamentals4.0 Bearing Capacity – Rules of Thumb5.0 Bearing Capacity Computation6.0 Elastic Settlement of Shallow Foundations7.0 Foundation Reinforcement Design8.0 Grillage Design9.0 Footings Subjected to Bending Moment10.0 Geogrids11.0 Tie Beams and Grade Beams12.0 Drainage for Shallow Foundations 13.0 Selection of Foundation Type14.0 Consolidation15.0 Earth Retaining Structures - Introduction16.0 Gabion Walls17.0 Reinforced Earth Walls18.0 Geotechnical Engineering Software19.0 Geotechnical Instrumentation20.0 Un-Braced Excavations21.0 Raft Design22.0 Rock Mechanics and Foundation Design in Rock23.0 Dip Angle and Strike:24.0 Rock Bolts, Dowels and Cable Bolts25.0 Soil Anchors26.0 Tunnel Design27.0 Short Course on Seismology28.0 Geosynthetics in Geotechnical Engineering29.0 Slurry Cutoff Walls30.0 Pile Foundations:31.0 Pile Design in Sandy Soils32.0 Pile Design in Clay Soils33.0 Design of Pin Piles – Semi Empirical Approach34.0 Neutral Plane Concept and Negative Skin Friction35.0 Design of Caissons36.0 Design of Pile Groups