Engineering of Foundations

ISBN-10: 0072500581
ISBN-13: 9780072500585
Edition: 2008
Authors: Rodrigo Salgado
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List price: $317.33
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 10/2/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 896
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.004
Language: English

The Engineering of Foundations incorporates theory into real world practice. The text emphasizes conceptual understanding and avoids an oversimplistic treatment of the subject. Estimation of soil parameters for use in design is given high priority. Users will find an up-to-date text that relates theory to real world practices and integrates concepts and continuity of examples across chapters. Illustrations, applications and hands-on examples are provided. Explains the "why" and the "how".

Preface
The World of Foundation Engineering
The Foundation Engineering Industry
Foundation Engineering Tools
Systems of Units
Dimensionless Equations and Dimensional Analysis
Chapter Summary
Websites of Interest
Problems
Foundation Design
The Design Process
Reliability-Based Design
Limit States Design and Working Stress Design
Ultimate Limit States: Load and Resistance Factor Design
Tolerable Foundation Movements
Case History: The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Part I)
Chapter Summary
References
Problems
Soils, Rocks, and Groundwater
Soil and the Principle of Effective Stress
Geology and the Genesis of Soils and Rocks
"Classic" Soils
"Nonclassic" Soils
Soil Indices and Phase Relationships
Groundwater Flow
Case History: The Rissa, Norway, Quick-Clay Slides
Chapter Summary
References
Websites of Interest
Problems
Stress Analysis, Strain Analysis, and Shearing of Soils
Stress Analysis
Strains
Failure Criteria, Deformations, and Slip Surfaces
At-Rest and Active and Passive Rankine States
Main Types of Soils Laboratory Tests for Strength and Stiffness Determination
Stresses Resulting from the Most Common Boundary-Value Problems
Total and Effective Stress Analysis
Chapter Summary
References
Problems
Shear Strength and Stiffness of Sands
Stress-Strain Behavior, Volume Change, and Shearing of Sands
Critical State
Evaluation of the Shear Strength of Sand
Sources of Drained Shear Strength
Undrained Shear Strength
Small-Strain Stiffness
Chapter Summary
References
Problems
Consolidation, Shear Strength, and Stiffness of Clays
Compression and Consolidation
Drained Shear Strength of Saturated Clay
Undrained Shear Strength of Clays
Hvorslev's Cohesion and Friction
Critical-State, Residual, and Design Shear Strengths
Small-Strain Stiffness
Case History: Historic Controversies Surrounding the Diffusion and Consolidation Equations
Case History: The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Part II)
Chapter Summary
References
Problems
Site Exploration
General Approach to Site Investigation
Soil Borings
Standard Penetration Test
Undisturbed Soil Sampling
Rock Sampling
Cone Penetration Test: Cone Penetrometer, Types of Rig, and Quantities Measured
Interpretation of CPT Results
Other In Situ Tests
Geophysical Exploration
Subsurface Exploration Report and Geotechnical Report
Chapter Summary
References
Problems
Shallow Foundations in Soils: Types of Shallow Foundations and Construction Techniques
Types of Shallow Foundations and Their Applicability
Construction of Shallow Foundations
Chapter Summary
References
Problems
Shallow Foundation Settlement
Types of Settlement
Influence of Foundation Stiffness
Approaches to Settlement Computation
Settlement Equations from Elasticity Theory
Settlement of Shallow Foundations on Sand
Settlement of Shallow Foundations on Clay
Case History: The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Part III) and the Leaning Buildings Santos
Chapter Summary
References
Problems
Shallow Foundations: Limit Bearing Capacity
The Bearing Capacity Equation for Strip Footings
Bearing Capacity of Footings in Saturated - Clays
Bearing Capacity of Footings in Sand
General Shear, Local Shear, and Punching Bearing Capacity Failure Modes
Footings in Sand: Effects of Groundwater Table Elevation
Foundations Subjected to Load Eccentricity
Calculation of Bearing Capacity Using Curve-Fit c and [phiv] Parameters
Limit Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations in Rock
Chapter Summary
References
Problems
Shallow Foundation Design
The Shallow Foundation Design Process
Limit State IA-1 Check
Settlement Check
Structural Considerations
Case History: The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Part IV)
Chapter Summary
References
Problems
Types of Piles and Their Installation
Pile Foundations: What Are They and When Are They Required?
Classifications of Pile Foundations
Nondisplacement Piles
Auger Piles
Displacement Piles
Piling in Rock
Chapter Summary
References
Websites of Interest
Problems
Analysis and Design of Single Piles
Response of Single Pile to Axial Load
Design of Single, Axially Loaded Piles
Ultimate Load Criteria
Design Considerations for Axially Loaded Piles
Calculation of Pile Capacity from Fundamental Soil Variables
Pile Load Capacity from CPT and SPT Results
Calculation of Settlement of Piles Subjected to Axial Loadings
Piling in Rock
Laterally Loaded Piles
Load Tests
Chapter Summary
References
Problems
Pile Driving Analysis and Quality Control of Piling Operations
Applications of Pile Dynamics
Wave Mechanics
Analysis of Dynamic Pile Tests
Wave Equation Analysis
Chapter Summary
References
Problems
Pile Groups and Piled Rafts
Use of Pile Groups, Pile Caps, and Piled Rafts
Vertically Loaded Pile Groups
Piled Mats
Laterally Loaded Pile Groups
Chapter Summary
References
Problems
Retaining Structures
Purpose and Types of Retaining Structures
Calculation of Earth Pressures
Design of Externally Stabilized Walls
Design of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls
Soil Nailing
Chapter Summary
References
Problems
Soil Slopes
The Role of Slope Stability Analysis in Foundation Engineering Projects
Some Basic Limit Equilibrium Methods
The Slice Methods of Limit Equilibrium Analysis of Slopes
Slope Stability Analysis Programs: An Example
Advanced Methods of Analysis: Limit Analysis
Case History: Building Collapse Caused by Landslide
Chapter Summary
References
Problems
Unit Conversions
Useful Relationships and Typical Values of Various Quantities
Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity in the Laboratory Using the Falling-Head Permeameter
Determination of Preconsolidation Pressure, Compression and Recompression Indices, and Coefficient of Consolidation from Consolidation Test Data
Stress Rotation Analysis
Answers to Selected Problems
Index

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