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.
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
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1977
- 10th March 1977
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