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Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750687645, 9780080559032

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb

1st Edition

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

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

Details

No. of pages:
528
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2008
Published:
6th June 2008
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080559032
Paperback ISBN:
9780750687645

About the Authors

Ruwan Rajapakse

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

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

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