Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb

1st Edition

Authors: Ruwan Rajapakse Ruwan Rajapakse
Paperback ISBN: 9780750687645
eBook ISBN: 9780080559032
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 6th June 2008
Page Count: 528
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Table of Contents

1.0 Site Investigation 2.0 Geotechnical Engineering Theoretical Concepts 3.0 Shallow Foundation Fundamentals 4.0 Bearing Capacity – Rules of Thumb 5.0 Bearing Capacity Computation 6.0 Elastic Settlement of Shallow Foundations 7.0 Foundation Reinforcement Design 8.0 Grillage Design 9.0 Footings Subjected to Bending Moment 10.0 Geogrids 11.0 Tie Beams and Grade Beams 12.0 Drainage for Shallow Foundations 13.0 Selection of Foundation Type 14.0 Consolidation 15.0 Earth Retaining Structures - Introduction 16.0 Gabion Walls 17.0 Reinforced Earth Walls 18.0 Geotechnical Engineering Software 19.0 Geotechnical Instrumentation 20.0 Un-Braced Excavations 21.0 Raft Design 22.0 Rock Mechanics and Foundation Design in Rock 23.0 Dip Angle and Strike: 24.0 Rock Bolts, Dowels and Cable Bolts 25.0 Soil Anchors 26.0 Tunnel Design 27.0 Short Course on Seismology 28.0 Geosynthetics in Geotechnical Engineering 29.0 Slurry Cutoff Walls 30.0 Pile Foundations: 31.0 Pile Design in Sandy Soils 32.0 Pile Design in Clay Soils 33.0 Design of Pin Piles – Semi Empirical Approach 34.0 Neutral Plane Concept and Negative Skin Friction 35.0 Design of Caissons 36.0 Design of Pile Groups

Description

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations Manual offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach the formulas and calculation methods used in of soil and geotechnical engineering. A one stop guide to the foundation design, pile foundation design, earth retaining structures, soil stabilization techniques and computer software, this book places calculations for almost all aspects of geotechnical engineering at your finger tips. In this book, theories is explained in a nutshell and then the calculation is presented and solved in an illustrated, step-by-step fashion. All calculations are provided in both fps and SI units. The manual includes topics such as shallow foundations, deep foundations, earth retaining structures, rock mechanics and tunnelling. In this book, the author's done all the heavy number-crunching for you, so you get instant, ready-to-apply data on activities such as: hard ground tunnelling, soft ground tunnelling, reinforced earth retaining walls, geotechnical aspects of wetland mitigation and geotechnical aspects of landfill design.

Key Features

Easy-to-understand approach the formulas and calculations Covers calculations for foundation,earthworks and/or pavement subgrades Provides common codes for working with computer software All calculations are provided in both US and SI units

Readership

Primary: Structural Design/Construction, Geotechnical Engineers Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineers, and Earthquake Engineers Secondary Market: Architects, Construction Managers, Geologists, Graduate and Undergraduate Students and College Professors.


Details

No. of pages:
528
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080559032
Paperback ISBN:
9780750687645

About the Authors

Ruwan Rajapakse Author

Ruwan Rajapakse is presently a project manager for STV Incorporated, one of the most prominent design firms in New York City. He has extensive experience in design and construction of piles and other geotechnical engineering work. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in New York and New Jersey and a certified construction manager (CCM). He is currently an adjunct professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology conducting the graduate level geotechnical engineering course. He is the author of four books including Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rule of Thumb and Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb by Butterworth-Heinemann.

Affiliations and Expertise

Practicing Civil Engineer and Construction Manager, New York, NY, USA and New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA

Ruwan Rajapakse Author

Ruwan Rajapakse is presently a project manager for STV Incorporated, one of the most prominent design firms in New York City. He has extensive experience in design and construction of piles and other geotechnical engineering work. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in New York and New Jersey and a certified construction manager (CCM). He is currently an adjunct professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology conducting the graduate level geotechnical engineering course. He is the author of four books including Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rule of Thumb and Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb by Butterworth-Heinemann.

Affiliations and Expertise

Practicing Civil Engineer and Construction Manager, New York, NY, USA and New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA