A Short Course in Foundation Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408004572, 9781483105222

A Short Course in Foundation Engineering

1st Edition

Authors: N. E. Simons B. K. Menzies
eBook ISBN: 9781483105222
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1977
Page Count: 168
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A Short Course in Foundation Engineering covers definitions and principles related to foundation engineering.
The first two chapters discuss effective stress and shear strength with regard to their definition, nature and computation or measurement. The third chapter covers the most convenient methods currently used to estimate the magnitude of the immediate or undrained settlement, and the fourth chapter outlines the methods of determining the safe bearing pressure of footings. The prediction of the settlement of structures and the factors affecting the accuracy of such predictions are discussed in the next chapter. The book concludes by considering the aspects of pile design. This last chapter covers the types of pile; piles in cohesive or granular soils and under lateral loads; the group action of piles; negative skin friction; and the testing of piles.
The book will serve as a guide to both students and practicing civil and foundation engineers.

Table of Contents


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




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