Master the fundamental concepts and applications of foundation analysis design with PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. This market leading text maintains a careful balance of current research and practical field applications, offers a wealth of worked out examples and figures that show you how to do the work you will be doing as a civil ...Read MoreMaster the fundamental concepts and applications of foundation analysis design with PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. This market leading text maintains a careful balance of current research and practical field applications, offers a wealth of worked out examples and figures that show you how to do the work you will be doing as a civil engineer, and helps you develop the judgment you'll need to properly apply theories and analysis to the evaluation of soils and foundation design.Read Less
New. Presents balanced coverage of the most up-to-date research and practical field applications. Presents multiple theories and empirical correlations where applicable. Students learn that the soil parameters obtained from different empirical correlations are not always the same. Offers more worked-out examples and figures than any other text. Contains a list of references for further information and study in each chapter. Numerous new case studies have been added to familiarize students with the derivations from theory to practice. Over 30 new photographs have been added for better understanding and visualization of the ideas and field practices. Now in 2 color format for enhanced clarity of figures and diagrams. New sections on liquidity index and activity have been added to the chapter on Geotechnical Properties of Soil (Chapter 1) as well as expanded discussions on hydraulic conductivity of clay, relative density, and the friction angle of granular soils. Expanded treatment of the weathering process of rocks (Chapter 2). A new case study on bearing capacity failure in soft saturated clay, as well as a new discussion on the reduction factor method for estimating the ultimate bearing capacity of strip foundations on granular soil, have been added to the chapter on Shallow Foundations (Chapter 3). New sections on the ultimate bearing capacity of weaker soils underlain by a stronger soil, seismic bearing capacity of foundations at the edge of a granular slope, foundations on rocks, and stress characteristic solution for foundations located on the top of granular slopes have been added to the chapter on Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations: Special Cases (Chapter 4). Stress distribution due to a point load and uniformly loaded circular and rectangular areas located on the surface of a Westergaard-type material has been added to the chapter on Allowable Bearing Capacity and Settlement (Chapter 5). Also included in this chapter is the procedure to estimate foundation settlement based on Pressuremeter test results. Lateral earth pressure due to a surcharge on unyielding retaining structures as well as the solution for passive earth pressure on a retaining wall with inclined back face and horizontal granular backfill using the method of triangular slices is now included in the chapter on Lateral Earth Pressure (Chapter 7). New case study as well as a more detailed discussion on the design procedure for geogrid-reinforced retaining walls has been added to Chapter 8 on Retaining Walls. An added section on the holding capacity of plate anchors based on the stress characteristics solution appears in Chapter 9 on Sheet Pile Walls. Two case studies have been added to the chapter on Braced Cuts (Chapter 10). Chapter 11, Pile Foundations, has been thoroughly reorganized for better understanding. New recommendations based on recent publications for estimating the load bearing capacity of drilled shafts extending to rock have been added to Chapter 12.1. GEOTECHNICAL PROPERTIES OF SOIL. Introduction. Grain-Size Distribution. Size Limits for Soils. Weight-Volume Relationships. Relative Density. Atterberg Limits. Liquidity Index. Activity. Soil Classification Systems. Hydraulic Conductivity. Steady-State Seepage. Effective Stress. Consolidation. Calculation of Primary Consolidation Settlement. Time Rate of Consolidation. Degree of Consolidation Under Ramp Loading. Shear Strength. Unconfined Compression Test. Comments on Friction Angle, f`. Correlations for Undrained Shear Strength, cu. Sensitivity. Problems. References. 2. NATURAL SOIL DEPOSITS AND SUBSOIL EXPLORATION. Introduction. Natural Soil Deposits: Soil Origin. Residual Soil. Gravity Transported Soil. Alluvial Deposits. Lacustrine Deposits. Glacial Deposits. Aeolian Soil Deposits. Organic Soil. Some Local Terms for Soils. Subsurface Exploration: Purpose o Printed Pages: 818..
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