Principles of Foundation Engineering

ISBN-10: 0534407528

ISBN-13: 9780534407520

Edition: 5th 2004

Authors: Braja M. Das

List price: $266.95
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


Braja M. Das' Fifth Edition of PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING maintains the careful balance of current research and practical field applications that has made it the leading text in foundation engineering courses. Featuring a wealth of worked-out examples and figures that help students with theory and problem-solving skills, the book introduces civil engineering students to the fundamental concepts and application of foundation analysis design. Throughout, Das emphasizes the judgment needed to properly apply the theories and analysis to the evaluation of soils and foundation design as well as the need for field experience.
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $266.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Nelson Education Limited
Publication date: 1/22/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.948

Dr. Braja Das is Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento. He received his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in the area of Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of several geotechnical engineering texts and reference books and has authored more than 250 technical papers in the area of geotechnical engineering. His primary areas of research include shallow foundations, earth anchors, and geosynthetics. He is a Fellow and Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Life Member of the American Society for Engineering Education, and an Emeritus Member of the Chemical and Mechanical Stabilization Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council (Washington D.C.). Dr. Das has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the AMOCO Foundation Award, AT&T Award for Teaching Excellence from the American Society for Engineering Education, the Ralph Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Geotechnical Properties Of Soil And Of Reinforced Soil
Grain-Size Distribution
Size Limits for Soils
Weight-Volume Relationships
Relative Density
Atterberg Limits
Soil Classification Systems
Hydraulic Conductivity of Soil
Steady-State Seepage
Filter Design Criteria
Effective Stress Concept
Capillary Rise in Soil
Consolidation Settlement Calculation
Time Rate of Consolidation
Shear Strength
Unconfined Compression Test
Comments on Shear Strength Parameters
Soil Reinforcement-General
Considerations for Soil Reinforcement
Natural Soil Deposits And Subsoil Exploration
Soil Origin
Residual Soil
Alluvial Deposits
Glacial Deposits
Aeolian Soil Deposits
Organic Soil
Some Local Terms for Soils
Purpose of Soil Exploration
Subsurface Exploration Program
Exploratory Borings in the Field
Procedures for Sampling Soil
Observation of Water Tables
Vane Shear Test
Cone Penetration Test
Pressuremeter Test (PMT)
Dilatometer Test
Coring of Rocks
Preparation of Boring Logs
Determination of Hydraulic Conductivity in the Field
Geophysical Exploration
Subsoil Exploration Report
Shallow Foundations - Ultimate Bearing Capacity
General Concept
Terzaghi''s Bearing Capacity Theory
Modification of Bearing Capacity Equations for Water Table
Case History: Ultimate Bearing Capacity in Saturated Clay
Factor of Safety
The General Bearing Capacity Equation
Effect of Soil Compressibility
Eccentrically Located Foundations
Bearing Capacity of Layered Soils-Stronger Soil Underlain by Weaker Soil
Bearing Capacity of Foundations on Top of a Slope
Seismic Bearing Capacity and Settlement in Granular Soil
Foundation on Sand with Geotextile Reinforcement
Foundations on Saturated Clay (Phi = 0) with Geogrid Reinforcement
General Remarks
Shallow Foundations - Allowable Bearing Capacity And Settlement
Stress Due to a Concentrated Load
Stress Due to a Circularly Loaded Area
Stress Below a Rectangular Area
Average Vertical Stress Increase Due to a Rectangularly Loaded Area
Stress Increase under an Embankment
Stress Increase Due to Any Type of Loading
Elastic Settlement Based on the Theory of Elasticity
Elastic Settlement of Foundations on Saturated Clay
Settlement of Sandy Soil: Use of Strain Influence Factor
Range of Material Parameters for Computing Elastic Settlement
Consolidation Settlement
Skempton-Bjerrum Modification for Consolidation Settlement
Consolidation Settlement-General Comments and a Case History
Allowable Bearing Pressure in Sand Based on Settlement Consideration
Field Load Test
Presumptive Bearing Capacity
Tolerable Settlement of Buildings
Shallow Foundation on Soil with Reinforcement
Strip Foundation on Granular Soil Reinforced by Metallic Strips
Factor of Safety of Ties Against Breaking and Pullout
Design Procedure for Strip Foundation on Reinforced Earth
Mat Foundations
Common Types of Mat Foundations
Bearing Capacity of Mat Foundations
Differential Settlements of Mats
Field Settlement Observations for Mat Foundations
Compensated Foundations
Structural Design of Mat Foundations
Lateral Earth Pressure
Lateral Earth Pressure at Rest
Rankine Active Earth Pressure
Rankine Active Earth Pressure for Inclined Backfill
Coulomb''s Active Earth Pressure
Active Earth Pressure for Earthquake Conditions
Lateral Earth Pressure Due to Surcharge
Active Pressure for Wall Rotation About Top-Braced Cut
Active Earth Pressure for Translation of Retaining Wall-Granular Backfill
Rankine Passive Earth Pressure
Rankine Passive Earth Pressure-Inclined Backfill
Coulomb''s Passive Earth Pressure
Comments on the Failure Surface Assumption for Coulomb''s Pressure Calculations
Retaining Walls
Proportioning Retaining Walls
Application of Lateral Earth Pressure Theories to Design
Stability Checks
Other Types of Possible Retaining-Wall Failure
Comments Relating to Stability
Draining from the Backfill of the Retaining Wall
Provision of Joints in Retaining-Wall Construction
Gravity Retaining-Wall Design for Earthquake Conditions
General Design Considerations
Retaining Walls with Metallic Strip Reinforcement
Step-by-Step Procedure (Metallic Strip Reinforcement)
Retaining Walls with Geotextile Reinforcement
Retaining Walls with Geogrid Reinforcement
General Comments
Sheet Pile Structures
Construction Methods
Cantilever Sheet Pile Walls-General
Cantilever Sheet Piling Penetrating Sandy Soils
Special Cases for Cantilever Walls (Penetrating a Sandy Soil)
Cantilever Sheet Piling Penetrative Clay
Special Cases for Cantilever Walls (Penetrating Clay)
Anchored Sheet Pile Wall-General
Free Earth Support Method for Penetration of Sandy Soil
Design Charts for Free Earth Support Method (Penetration into Sandy Soil)
Moment Reduction for Anchored Sheet Pile Walls
Free Earth Support Method for Penetration of Clay
Computational Pressure Diagram Method (for Penetration of Sandy Soil)
Fixed Earth Support Method for Penetration into Sandy Soil
Field Observations for Anchored Sheet Pile Walls
Holding Capacity of Anchor Plates and Beams in Sand
Ultimate Resistance of Anchor Plates and Beams in Clay (Phi = 0 Condition)
Ultimate Resistance of Tie Backs
Brace Cuts-General
Pressure Envelope for Braced-Cut Design
Design of Various Components of a Braced Cut
Bottom Heaving of a Cut in Clay
Stability of the Bottom of a Cut in Sand
Lateral Yielding of Sheet Piles and Ground Settlement
Case Studies of Braced Cuts
Pile Foundations
Types of Piles and Their Structural Characteristics
Estimating Pile Length
Installation of Piles
Load Transfer Mechanism
Equations for Estimating Pile Capacity
Meyerhof''s Method-Estimation of Q[sub p]
Vesic''s Method-Estimation of Q[sub p]
Janbu''s Method-Estimation of Q[sub p]
Coyle and Castello''s Method-Estimation of Q[sub p] in Sand
Frictional Resistance (Q[sub p]) in Sand
Frictional (Skin) Resistance in Clay
General Comments and Allowable Pile Capacity
Point Bearing Capacity of Piles Resting on Rock
Pile Load Tests
Comparison of Theory with Field Load Test Results
Settlement of Piles
Pullout Resistance of Piles
Pullout Resistance of Piles
Laterally Loaded Piles
Pile-Driving Formulas
Negative Skin Friction
Group Efficiency
Ultimate Capacity of Group Piles in Saturated Clay
Piles in Rock
Consolidation Settlement of Group Piles
Elastic Settlement of Group Piles
Uplift Capacity Group Piles
Drilled-Shaft And Caisson Foundations
Types of Drilled Shafts
Construction Procedures
Other Design Considerations
Load Transfer Mechanism
Estimation of Load-Bearing Capacity-General
Drilled Shafts in Sand-Load-Bearing Capacity
Drilled Shafts in Clay-Load-Bearing Capacity
Settlement of Drilled Shafts at Working Load
Uplift Capacity of Drilled Shafts
Lateral Load-Carrying Capacity
Drilled Shafts Extending into Rock
Types of Caissons
Thickness of Concrete Seal in Open Caissons
Foundations On Difficult Soils
Definition and Types of Collapsible Soil
Physical Parameters for Identification
Procedure for Calculating Collapse Settlement
Foundation Design in Soils Not Susceptible to Wetting
Foundation Design in Soils Susceptible to Wetting
Case Histories of Stabilization of Collapsible Soil
Expansive Soils-General
Laboratory Measurement of Swell
Classification of Expansive Soil Based on Index Tests
Foundation Considerations for Expansive Soils
Construction on Expansive Soils
Sanitary Landfills-General
Settlement of Sanitary Landfills
Soil Improvement And Ground Modification
Compaction-General Principles
One-Point Method for Obtaining Gamma[sub d(max)]
Correction for Compaction of Soils with Oversized Particles
Field Compaction
Compaction Control for Clay Hydraulic Barriers
Precompression-General Considerations
Sand Drains
An Example of a Sand Drain Application
Prefabricated Vertical Drains (PVDs)
Lime Stabilization
Cement Stabilization
Fly Ash Stabilization
Stone Columns
Sand Compaction Piles
Dynamic Compaction
Conversion Factors
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.