Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures, 1st Edition
January 2008, ©2008
This is a textbook and not a design manual. Consequently, it emphasizes fundamentals rather than procedures. However, practical procedures, where appropriate, are included to allow students to transit into “office” design. The topics are sequenced so as not to rush the students into design but to build a solid foundation in the fundamentals so that they could understand the implications of the assumptions in the design.
Chapter 2. Foundation Loads, Stresses And Strains In Soils.
Chapter 3. Analytical, Numerical Methods And Observational Methods For Foundation Design.
Chapter 4. Settlement, Strength And Deformation Parameters From Laboratory Tests.
Chapter 5. Site Characterization.
Chapter 6. Uncertainties In Foundation Design, Foundation Design Philosophy And Methodologies.
Chapter 7. Design Of Shallow Foundations.
Chapter 8. Pile Foundations.
Chapter 9. Mat Foundations.
Chapter 10. Stability Of Earth Retaining Walls -- Rigid And Flexible Walls.
Chapter 11. Mechanical Stabilized Earth (Mse) Walls And Other Retaining Walls.
TRADITIONAL AND MODERN CONTENT- Provides students with material within traditional geotechnical engineering and progresses to modern topics that are becoming commonplace in geotechnical practice.
PROBLEM SOLVING- Prepare students to solve problems to test their understanding of the fundaments and to appreciate the design process.
STEP BY STEP SOLVED EXAMPLES- A suite of solved examples to show students the engineering approach to solving practical problems.
TOPIC COVERAGE- The coverage of topics in this textbook allows for a flexible curriculum whereby an instructor can sequence selected topics to structure different learning pathways depending on the educational mission of the institution.