Foundation Engineering in Difficult Ground

Foundation Engineering in Difficult Ground

1st Edition - May 18, 1978

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  • Editor: F. G. Bell
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483102320

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Foundation Engineering in Difficult Ground discusses the different principles and practices involved in the building of foundations in different soil types, especially on difficult ground. The book covers topics such as the classification of soil; silts, loess, and tills; the mechanical behavior of rocks; and the engineering aspects of rock weathering, engineering classification of rock masses, and the engineering performance of rocks. Also covered in the book are topics such as models for the mechanical behaviour of soil; computer predictions in difficult soil conditions; foundations on rock, settlement foundations, and the relation of earth movement on foundations; ground treatment; and the appraisal of stability conditions in different soil conditions. The text is recommended for engineers who are in need of a guide in the establishment of foundations in different soil conditions, especially those in difficult ones.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    1 Introduction

    2 Geology and Foundations

    3 Modern Models for Mechanical Behavior of Soil

    4 Computer Predictions in Difficult Soil Conditions

    5 Foundations on Rock

    6 Properties of Mining Wastes with Respect to Foundations

    7 Ground Water and Foundations

    8 Site Investigation in Difficult Ground

    9 In Situ Testing and Geophysical Surveying

    10 Foundation Instrumentation

    11 Settlement and Foundations

    12 Subsidence due to Mining Operations

    13 Foundations and Earth Movements

    14 Ground Treatment

    15 The Stability of Slopes in Difficult Ground

    16 Appraisal of Stability Conditions in Rock Slopes

    17 Open Excavation

    18 The Design of Foundation Structures for Difficult Ground

    19 Piling

    20 Case Histories of Failures


Product details

  • No. of pages: 606
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1978
  • Published: May 18, 1978
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483102320

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F. G. Bell

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