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Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures

Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures

Muni Budhu

ISBN: 978-0-470-45723-8

Dec 2008

500 pages


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Budhu presents the basic concepts and fundamental principles that engineers must know to understand the methods utilized in foundation design. The book explores the values and limitations of popular methods of analyses in foundation engineering. It also provides a framework for readers to carry out simple foundation design as they build an appreciation for the design process. Throughout the pages, it emphasizes the fundamentals rather than procedures.

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Chapter 1. Review Of Basic Soil Mechanics.

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.

Appendix A.

Appendix B.

Appendix C.

 FUNDAMENTALS- Prepare students to think rather than to follow procedures.

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.