A Short Course in Foundation Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408002950, 9781483105208

A Short Course in Foundation Engineering

1st Edition

Authors: N.E. Simons B.K. Menzies
eBook ISBN: 9781483105208
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 10th March 1977
Page Count: 168
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A Short Course in Foundation Engineering discusses methods for predicting the failure loads, and the deformations at working loads, of piled and non-piled foundations. The first chapter covers the definition, principle, and computation of effective stress. Chapter 2 discusses the nature and measurement of shear stress. Chapter 3 deals with the concerns in immediate settlements, such as elastic stress distributions, heave of excavations, and estimates of undrained modulus. Chapter 4 tackles the bearing capacity of footings, while Chapter 5 talks about settlement analysis. The last chapter covers piled foundations. The book will be of great use to civil engineers who wish to have a better understanding of foundation engineering.

Table of Contents


Preface

Chapter 1 Effective Stress

1 Definition

2 The Nature of Effective Stress

3 The Principle of Effective Stress

4 The Computation of Effective Stress

Chapter 2 Shear Strength

1 The Definition of Shear Strength

2 The Nature of Shear Strength

3 The Measurement of Shear Strength

Chapter 3 Immediate Settlements

1 Introduction

2 The Use of Elastic Theory in Soil Mechanics

3 Elastic Stress Distributions

4 Elastic Settlements

5 Heave of Excavations

6 Estimates of Undrained Modulus

7 The Effects of Heterogeneity and Anisotropy

Chapter 4 Bearing Capacity of Footings

1 Introduction

2 Ultimate Bearing Capacity

Chapter 5 Settlement Analysis

1 Introduction

2 Consolidation Settlements of Clays

3 Prediction of Primary Consolidation Settlement

4 Secondary Settlement

5 Other Methods of Predicting Settlement

6 The Prediction of Settlements on Granular Deposits

7 Allowable Settlements

Chapter 6 Piled Foundations

1 Introduction

2 Types of Pile

3 Piles in Cohesive Soils

4 Piles in Granular Soils

5 Group Action of Piles

6 Negative Skin Friction

7 Lateral Loads on Piles

8 Pile Testing

Bibliography

Index

Details

No. of pages:
168
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1977
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483105208

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N.E. Simons

B.K. Menzies

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