A Short Course in Foundation Engineering

A Short Course in Foundation Engineering

1st Edition - March 10, 1977

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  • Authors: N.E. Simons, B.K. Menzies
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483105208

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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



Product details

  • No. of pages: 168
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1977
  • Published: March 10, 1977
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483105208

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N.E. Simons

B.K. Menzies

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