This guide combines soil engineering principles, design information, and construction details. It introduces basic theory and then, by means of case studies, practical worked examples and design charts, develops an understanding of foundation design and construction methods.
Residual soils are found in many parts of the world. Like other soils, they are used extensively in construction, being built upon and used as construction materials. Residual soils are formed when the processes of rock weathering proceed at a faster rate than the transport processes by water, gravity and wind, whereby much of the resulting soils will remain in place. The soil typically retains many of the characteristics of the parent rock. In a tropical region, residual soil layers can be very thick, sometimes extending for hundred of meters before reaching unweathered rock. This book has gathered state-of-the-art knowledge from a number of experienced experts working in foundation engineering in tropical residual soils. Subjects covered are: geology and formation of residual soils, site investigations, characterization and selection of parameters for foundation design, design of shallow and deep foundations which include driven piles, drilled shafts and caissons, and special topics which include design of piles in marginally-stable river banks, micro piles, Augeo pile, pile load and NDT, foundation failures and remedial works, and pile supported embankment. The book also includes a country case study on engineering geology in relation to foundation engineering in Malaysia.
The behaviour of foundation is closely interlinked with the behaviour of soil supporting it. This book develops a clear understanding of the soil parameters, bearing capacity, settlement and deformation, and describes the practical methods of designing structural foundations. The book analyses the various types of foundations, namely isolated footing, strip foundation and raft foundation, and their structural design. It discusses piled foundation, the types and behaviour of piles in various soils (cohesive and cohesionless), and their bearing capacity. The book also includes the analysis, design and construction of diaphragm wall foundation used in highway and railway tunnels, multi-storey basement and underground metro stations. In addition, it includes the analysis and design of sheet piling foundation, retaining wall and bridge pier foundation. KEY FEATURES : Demonstrates both BS codes of practice and Eurocodes to analyse soil and structural design of foundations and compares the results Includes a number of examples on foundations Provides structural design calculations with step-by-step procedures Gives sufficient numbers of relevant sketches, figures and tables to reinforce the concepts This book is suitable for the senior undergraduate students of civil engineering and postgraduate students specializing in geotechnical engineering. Besides, practising engineers will also find this book useful.
Takes you through the typical process of a design project - from the initial writing of a proposal for engineering services to the final preparation of the 'as built' report upon completion of the project. This reference places emphasis on the visual aspects of geotechnical and foundation engineering.
This practical resource focuses on foundation engineering, emphasizing the geotechnical aspects and the use of the International Building Code(R).
Available Textbooks, Handbooks, Various Publications And Papers Give Widely Different Approaches For Design Of Raft Foundations. These Approaches Make Their Own Assumptions And Deal With Ideal Raft, Symmetrical In Shape And Loading. In Actual Practice Rafts Are Rarely So. A Structural Designer Engaged In The Design Of Raft Foundations Finds It Hard To Select The Method That Can Be Carried Out Within The Time And Cost Available For Design And Give Adequate Safety And Economy.This Book Covers Complete Design Of Raft Foundations Including Piled Rafts, Starting From Their Need, Type, All The Approaches Suggested So Far In Published Literature, Effect Of Assumptions Made And Values Of Variables Selected, On The Design Values Of Stresses, And Brings Out The Limitations Of These Approaches Using Actually Constructed Rafts.Results Of Studies Carried Out By The Author Are Summarised And Final Recommendations Given. Solved Examples Are Included For Each Of The Methods Recommended. Comprehensive Treatment Of The Subject Makes The Book Helpful To The Design Engineers, Engineering Teachers, Students And Even Those Who Are Engaged In Further Research.
This international handbook is essential for geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists responsible for designing and constructing piled foundations. It explains general principles and practice and details current types of pile, piling equipment and methods. It includes calculations of the resistance of piles to compressive loads, pile group
More than ten years have passed since the first edition was published. During that period there have been a substantial number of changes in geotechnical engineering, especially in the applications of foundation engineering. As the world population increases, more land is needed and many soil deposits previously deemed unsuitable for residential housing or other construction projects are now being used. Such areas include problematic soil regions, mining subsidence areas, and sanitary landfills. To overcome the problems associated with these natural or man-made soil deposits, new and improved methods of analysis, design, and implementation are needed in foundation construction. As society develops and living standards rise, tall buildings, transportation facilities, and industrial complexes are increasingly being built. Because of the heavy design loads and the complicated environments, the traditional design concepts, construction materials, methods, and equipment also need improvement. Further, recent energy and material shortages have caused additional burdens on the engineering profession and brought about the need to seek alternative or cost-saving methods for foundation design and construction.
In Foundation Design: Theory and Practice, Professor N. S. V. Kameswara Rao covers the key aspects of the subject, including principles of testing, interpretation, analysis, soil-structure interaction modeling, construction guidelines, and applications to rational design. Rao presents a wide array of numerical methods used in analyses so that readers can employ and adapt them on their own. Throughout the book the emphasis is on practical application, training readers in actual design procedures using the latest codes and standards in use throughout the world. Presents updated design procedures in light of revised codes and standards, covering: American Concrete Institute (ACI) codes Eurocode 7 Other British Standard-based codes including Indian codes Provides background materials for easy understanding of the topics, such as: Code provisions for reinforced concrete Pile design and construction Machine foundations and construction practices Tests for obtaining the design parameters Features subjects not covered in other foundation design texts: Soil-structure interaction approaches using analytical, numerical, and finite element methods Analysis and design of circular and annular foundations Analysis and design of piles and groups subjected to general loads and movements Contains worked out examples to illustrate the analysis and design Provides several problems for practice at the end of each chapter Lecture materials for instructors available on the book's companion website Foundation Design is designed for graduate students in civil engineering and geotechnical engineering. The book is also ideal for advanced undergraduate students, contractors, builders, developers, heavy machine manufacturers, and power plant engineers. Students in mechanical engineering will find the chapter on machine foundations helpful for structural engineering applications. Companion website for instructor resources: www.wiley.com/go/rao
Twenty-two papers from a symposium (on title), held in Las Vegas, January 1990, focus on deep foundation improvements through the formation of composite ground, and those related to improvement through compaction and densification. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
If you are about to build a sauna but do not happen to have a Finn available then you will find this book really useful! It represents the best of Finnish expertise in sauna design.The information it contains relies on a long tradition, practical experience that has developed over generations and which in recent decades has been complemented and updated by professionals in the field.Finnish Sauna: Design and Construction is a definitive authority for those building a sauna for themselves. The book presents in detail the design of the sauna spaces, their construction, and vital elements such as sauna benches and furnishings. It also discusses the properties of different sauna stoves and how to choose one.At the end of the book, four gems of Finnish sauna architecture are presented, each uniquely realised. The book provides the basis for a successful sauna project, for making your dream a reality.2014 edition.German 2014 edition also available - Die Finnische Sauna: Planung und Bau (9789516828810)
The fourth edition of this well-known book is fully revised and up-dated. It deals comprehensively with every aspect of design and construction of all types of piled foundation. A key feature of this book is the large number of worked examples, many of which are based on actual problems encountered in practice.
Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb presents Geotechnical and Civil Engineers a comprehensive coverage of Pile Foundation related theory and practice. Based on the author’s experience as a PE, the book brings concise theory and extensive calculations, examples and case studies that can be easily applied by professional in their day-to-day challenges. In its first part, the book covers the fundamentals of Pile Selection: Soil investigation, condition, pile types and how to choose them. In the second part it addresses the Design of Pile Foundations, including different types of soils, pile groups, pile settlement and pile design in rock. Next, the most extensive part covers Design Strategies and contains chapters on loading analysis, load distribution, negative skin friction, design for expansive soils, wave equation analysis, batter piles, seismic analysis and the use of softwares for design aid. The fourth part covers Construction Methods including hammers, Inspection, cost estimation, load tests, offshore piling, beams and caps. In this new and updated edition the author has incorporated new pile designs such as helical, composite, wind turbine monopiles, and spiral coil energy piles. All calculations have been updated to most current materials characteristics and designs available in the market. Also, new chapters on negative skin friction, pile driving, and pile load testing have been added. Practicing Geotechnical, and Civil Engineers will find in this book an excellent handbook for frequent consult, benefiting from the clear and direct calculations, examples, and cases. Civil Engineering preparing for PE exams may benefit from the extensive coverage of the subject. Convenient for day-to-day consults; Numerous design examples for sandy soils, clay soils, and seismic loadings; Now including helical, composite, wind turbine monopiles, and spiral coil energy piles; Methodologies and case studies for different pile types; Serves as PE exam preparation material.
"Shell foundations are economic alternatives to plain foundations in situations involving heavy superstructural loads to be transmitted to weaker soils. The book presents in one volume the geotechnical and structural aspects of design and construction of shell foundations." "Essentially focused on the needs of postgraduate students in geotechnical and structural engineering, the book will be of immense help to research scholars, design professionals, consulting engineers and architects."--BOOK JACKET.
Brown provides a comprehensive source of information on foundation construction and behaviour in residential and light commercial structures, including foundation design, evaluation guidelines, site preparation and the chemistry of cement

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