Methods of Foundation Engineering

1st Edition

Authors: Z. Bažant
Print ISBN: 9780444565167
eBook ISBN: 9780444598059
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st January 1979
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Methods of Foundation Engineering covers the theory, analysis, and practice of foundation engineering, as well as its soil mechanics and structural design aspects and principles.

The book is divided into five parts encompassing 21 chapters. Part A is of an introductory character and presents a brief review of the various types of foundation structures used in civil engineering and their historical development. Part B provides the theoretical fundamentals of soil and rock mechanics, which are of importance for foundation design. Part C deals with the design of the footing area of spread footings and discusses the shallow foundation methods. Part D describes the methods of deep foundations, while Part E is devoted to special foundation methods. Each chapter in Parts C to E starts with an introduction containing a synopsis of the matter being discussed and giving suggestions as to the choice of a suitable method of foundation. This is followed by a description of the methods generally used in practice. Simple analyses of structures, presented at the conclusion of each chapter, can be carried out by a pocket calculator.

This book will prove useful to practicing civil and design engineers.

Table of Contents


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Part A — Introduction

1 Outline and Scope of Foundation Engineering

1.1 Definitions

1.2 Types of Foundation Construction

1.3 History of Foundation Engineering

Part B — Outline Of Theoretical Fundamentals

2 Engineering Geology

2.1 Characteristics of Engineering Geology

2.2 Geological Exploration

3 Soil Mechanics

3.1 Characteristics of Soil Mechanics

3.2 Classification of Soils and Rocks

4 Engineering Properties of Soils

4.1 Index and Physical Properties

4.2 Two-Phase System of Stresses

4.3 Shear Strength

4.4 Stress-Strain Behavior

5 Settlement of Soils

5.1 Causes of Settlement

5.2 Stress Intensity in Soil

5.3 Settlement, Distortion, Inclination and Horizontal Displacement

5.4 Contact Pressure

6 Bearing Capacity of Soils

6.1 Plastic Equilibrium Solution of Bearing Capacity

6.2 Vertical Centric Load on Strip Footing

6.3 Other Cases of Bearing Capacity Calculations

7 Seepage

7.1 Flow Through Porous Media

7.2 Permeability and Capillarity

7.3 Analysis of Seepage

7.4 Seepage Stability of Cohesionless Soils with Horizontal Surface

7.5 Consolidation of Cohesive Soils

7.6 Shrinkage and Swelling

8 Rock Mechanics

8.1 Characteristics of Rock Mechanics

8.2 Discontinuity of Rock Mass

8.3 Strength and Deformation

8.4 Settlement and Bearing Capacity

8.5 Seepage in Joints</BR


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Z. Bažant


@qu:...a clear, concise and readable text with numerous well-prepared diagrams, particularly those that concern construction practices. The book will be useful to the specialist foundation engineer who wishes to enlarge his general knowledge of design and construction methods... @source: The Structural Engineer