Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : V.N.S. Murthy
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1066
  • Relase : 2002-10-25
  • ISBN : 0824708733

Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

A must have reference for any engineer involved with foundations, piers, and retaining walls, this remarkably comprehensive volume illustrates soil characteristic concepts with examples that detail a wealth of practical considerations, It covers the latest developments in the design of drilled pier foundations and mechanically stabilized earth retaining wall and explores a pioneering approach for predicting the nonlinear behavior of laterally loaded long vertical and batter piles. As complete and authoritative as any volume on the subject, it discusses soil formation, index properties, and classification; soil permeability, seepage, and the effect of water on stress conditions; stresses due to surface loads; soil compressibility and consolidation; and shear strength characteristics of soils. While this book is a valuable teaching text for advanced students, it is one that the practicing engineer will continually be taking off the shelf long after school lets out. Just the quick reference it affords to a huge range of tests and the appendices filled with essential data, makes it an essential addition to an civil engineering library.

Foundation Engineering: Geotechnical Principles and Practical Applications

Foundation Engineering: Geotechnical Principles and Practical Applications
  • Author : Richard L. Handy,Michael T. Lustig,Jeramy C. Ashlock
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2020-03-20
  • ISBN : 9781260026047

Foundation Engineering: Geotechnical Principles and Practical Applications Book Review:

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Master the art and science of foundation engineering This civil engineering textbook shows how geotechnical theory connects with the design and construction of today’s foundations. Foundation Engineering: Geotechnical Principles and Practical Applications shows how to perform critical calculations, apply the newest ground modification technologies, engineer and build effective foundations, and monitor performance and safety. Written by a recognized expert in the field, the book covers both shallow and deep foundations. Real-world case studies and practice problems help reinforce key information. Coverage includes: • Soil classification, clay, and minerals • Moisture content and unit weight • Shear strength • Consolidation • Terzagi’s eureka moment • Shallow foundations, stress distribution, and settlement • Flow nets, seepage, and dewatering • Slope stability • Deep foundations • Ground modification • Retaining walls and wall friction • Empirical tests • Field monitoring • Ethics and legal issues

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Richard Handy,Merlin Spangler
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 904
  • Relase : 2007-01-26
  • ISBN : 9780071508711

Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Master the Latest Developments in Soil Testing and New Applications of Geotechnical Engineering Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices offers students and practicing engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach to the principles and methods of soil and geotechnical engineering. This updated classic builds from basic principles of soil mechanics and applies them to new topics, including mechanically stabilized earth (MSE), and intermediate foundations. This Fifth Edition features: Over 400 detailed illustrations and photographs Unique background material on the geological, pedological, and mineralogical aspects of soils with emphasis on clay mineralogy, soil structure, and expansive and collapsible soils. New coverage of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE); intermediate foundations; in-situ soil testing: statistical analysis of data; “FORE,” a scientific method for analyzing settlement; writing the geotechnical report; and the geotechnical engineer as a sleuth and expert witness. Get Quick Access to Every Soil and Geotechnical Engineering Topic • Igneous Rocks as Ultimate Sources for Soils • The Soil Profile • Soil Minerals • Particle Size and Gradation • Soil Fabric and Soil Structure • Soil Density and Unit Weight • Soil Water • Soil Consistency and Engineering Classification • Compaction • Seepage • Stress Distribution • Settlement • Shear Strength • Lateral Stress and Retaining Walls • MSE Walls and Soil Nailing • Slope Stability, Landslides, Embankments, and Earth Dams • Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations • Deep Foundations • Intermediate Foundations • Loads on Pipes • In-Situ Testing • Introduction to Soil Dynamics • The Geotechnical Report

Methods of Foundation Engineering

Methods of Foundation Engineering
  • Author : Z. Bažant
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 616
  • Relase : 2014-08-28
  • ISBN : 9780444598059

Methods of Foundation Engineering Book Review:

Methods of Foundation Engineering covers the theory, analysis, and practice of foundation engineering, as well as its soil mechanics and structural design aspects and principles. The book is divided into five parts encompassing 21 chapters. Part A is of an introductory character and presents a brief review of the various types of foundation structures used in civil engineering and their historical development. Part B provides the theoretical fundamentals of soil and rock mechanics, which are of importance for foundation design. Part C deals with the design of the footing area of spread footings and discusses the shallow foundation methods. Part D describes the methods of deep foundations, while Part E is devoted to special foundation methods. Each chapter in Parts C to E starts with an introduction containing a synopsis of the matter being discussed and giving suggestions as to the choice of a suitable method of foundation. This is followed by a description of the methods generally used in practice. Simple analyses of structures, presented at the conclusion of each chapter, can be carried out by a pocket calculator. This book will prove useful to practicing civil and design engineers.

Foundation Design: Principles and Practices

Foundation Design: Principles and Practices
  • Author : Donald P. Coduto
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Pages : 889
  • Relase : 2013-10-03
  • ISBN : 9781292052434

Foundation Design: Principles and Practices Book Review:

For undergraduate/graduate-level foundation engineering courses. Covers the subject matter thoroughly and systematically, while being easy to read. Emphasizes a thorough understanding of concepts and terms before proceeding with analysis and design, and carefully integrates the principles of foundation engineering with their application to practical design problems.

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications
  • Author : Nagaratnam Sivakugan
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-07-28
  • ISBN : 9781260468496

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications Book Review:

Learn the basics of soil mechanics and foundation engineering This hands-on guide shows, step by step, how soil mechanics principles can be applied to solve geotechnical and foundation engineering problems. Presented in a straightforward, engaging style by an experienced PE, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications starts with the basics, assuming no prior knowledge, and gradually proceeds to more advanced topics. You will get rich illustrations, worked-out examples, and real-world case studies that help you absorb the critical points in a short time. Coverage includes: Phase relations Soil classification Compaction Effective stresses Permeability and seepage Vertical stresses under loaded areas Consolidation Shear strength Lateral earth pressures Site investigation Shallow and deep foundations Earth retaining structures Slope stability Reliability-based design

Geotechnical Engineering Handbook

Geotechnical Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Braja M. Das
  • Publisher : J. Ross Publishing
  • Pages : 800
  • Relase : 2010-03
  • ISBN : 9781932159837

Geotechnical Engineering Handbook Book Review:

The Geotechnical Engineering Handbook brings together essential information related to the evaluation of engineering properties of soils, design of foundations such as spread footings, mat foundations, piles, and drilled shafts, and fundamental principles of analyzing the stability of slopes and embankments, retaining walls, and other earth-retaining structures. The Handbook also covers soil dynamics and foundation vibration to analyze the behavior of foundations subjected to cyclic vertical, sliding and rocking excitations and topics addressed in some detail include: environmental geotechnology and foundations for railroad beds.

The Foundation Engineering Handbook

The Foundation Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Manjriker Gunaratne
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 624
  • Relase : 2006-01-13
  • ISBN : 9780203484418

The Foundation Engineering Handbook Book Review:

Great strides have been made in the art of foundation design during the last two decades. In situ testing, site improvement techniques, the use of geogrids in the design of retaining walls, modified ACI codes, and ground deformation modeling using finite elements are but a few of the developments that have significantly advanced foundation engineering in recent years. What has been lacking, however, is a comprehensive reference for foundation engineers that incorporates these state-of-the-art concepts and techniques. The Foundation Engineering Handbook fills that void. It presents both classical and state-of-the-art design and analysis techniques for earthen structures, and covers basic soil mechanics and soil and groundwater modeling concepts along with the latest research results. It addresses isolated and shallow footings, retaining structures, and modern methods of pile construction monitoring, as well as stability analysis and ground improvement methods. The handbook also covers reliability-based design and LRFD (Load Resistance Factor Design)-concepts not addressed in most foundation engineering texts. Easy-to-follow numerical design examples illustrate each technique. Along with its unique, comprehensive coverage, the clear, concise discussions and logical organization of The Foundation Engineering Handbook make it the one quick reference every practitioner and student in the field needs.

Modern Applications of Geotechnical Engineering and Construction

Modern Applications of Geotechnical Engineering and Construction
  • Author : Mahdi O. Karkush,Deepankar Choudhury
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 387
  • Relase : 2020-12-21
  • ISBN : 9789811593994

Modern Applications of Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Book Review:

p="" This book contains select papers from the International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Iraq discussing the challenges, opportunities, and problems of application of geotechnical engineering in projects. The contents cover a wide spectrum of themes in geotechnical engineering, including but not limited to sustainability & geotechnical engineering, modeling of foundations & slope stability, seismic analysis & soil mechanics, construction materials, and construction & management of projects. This volume will prove a valuable resource for practicing engineers and researchers in the field of geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and construction and management of projects. ^

Principles of Foundation Engineering

Principles of Foundation Engineering
  • Author : Braja M. Das,Nagaratnam Sivakugan
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 944
  • Relase : 2018-10-03
  • ISBN : 1337705020

Principles of Foundation Engineering Book Review:

Master the core concepts and applications of foundation analysis and design with Das/Sivakugan’s best-selling PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING, 9th Edition. Written specifically for those studying undergraduate civil engineering, this invaluable resource by renowned authors in the field of geotechnical engineering provides an ideal balance of today's most current research and practical field applications. A wealth of worked-out examples and figures clearly illustrate the work of today's civil engineer, while timely information and insights help readers develop the critical skills needed to properly apply theories and analysis while evaluating soils and foundation design. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Donald P. Coduto,Man-Chung Yeung,William A. Kitch
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Pages : 794
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 0132368684

Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices, 2/e, is ideal or junior-level soil mechanics or introductory geotechnical engineering courses. This introductory geotechnical engineering textbook explores both the principles of soil mechanics and their application to engineering practice. It offers a rigorous, yet accessible and easy-to-read approach, as well as technical depth and an emphasis on understanding the physical basis for soil behavior. The second edition has been revised to include updated content and many new problems and exercises, as well as to reflect feedback from reviewers and the authors' own experiences.

Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : D.L. Shah,A.V. Shroff
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 552
  • Relase : 2003-01-01
  • ISBN : 9058092356

Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Dealing with the fundamentals and general principles of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, this text also examines the design methodology of shallow / deep foundations, including machine foundations. In addition to this, the volume explores earthen embankments and retaining structures, including an investigation into ground improvement techniques, such as geotextiles, reinforced earth, and more

Principles of Foundation Engineering

Principles of Foundation Engineering
  • Author : Braja M. Das
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 794
  • Relase : 2010-03-08
  • ISBN : 0495668109

Principles of Foundation Engineering Book Review:

Originally published in the fall of 1983, Braja M. Das' Seventh Edition of PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING continues to maintain 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Design of Foundation Systems

Design of Foundation Systems
  • Author : N. P. Kurian,Nainan P. Kurian
  • Publisher : Alpha Science Int'l Ltd.
  • Pages : 862
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 1842651277

Design of Foundation Systems Book Review:

This textbook first published in 1992 now appearing in its third edition retains the best features from the earlier editions and adds significantly to the contents, which include developments in the 1990s.

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Sayed Hemeda,Mehmet Barış Can Ülker
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 180
  • Relase : 2020-07-15
  • ISBN : 9781789842890

Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

This book discusses contemporary issues related to soil mechanics and foundation engineering in earthworks, which are critical components in construction projects and often require detailed management techniques and unique solutions to address failures and implement remedial measures. The geotechnical engineering community continues to improve the classical testing techniques for measuring critical properties of soils and rocks, including stress wave-based non-destructive testing methods as well as methods used to improve shallow and deep foundation design. To minimize failure during construction, contemporary issues and related data may reveal useful lessons to improve project management and minimize economic losses. This book focuses on these aspects using appropriate methods in a rather simple manner. It also touches upon many interesting topics in soil mechanics and modern geotechnical engineering practice such as geotechnical earthquake engineering, principals in foundation design, slope stability analysis, modeling in geomechanics, offshore geotechnics, and geotechnical engineering perspective in the preservation of historical buildings and archeological sites. A total of seven chapters are included in the book.

Principles of Foundation Engineering, SI Edition

Principles of Foundation Engineering, SI Edition
  • Author : Braja M. Das
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 896
  • Relase : 2015-01-01
  • ISBN : 1305081560

Principles of Foundation Engineering, SI Edition Book Review:

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 engineer, and helps you develop the judgment you'll need to properly apply theories and analysis to the evaluation of soils and foundation design. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Advanced Geotechnical Analyses

Advanced Geotechnical Analyses
  • Author : P.K. Banerjee,R. Butterfield
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 426
  • Relase : 1991-12-16
  • ISBN : 9781851666232

Advanced Geotechnical Analyses Book Review:

The chapters in this book show that a careful blend of engineering judgement and advanced principles of engineering mechanics may be used to resolve many complex geotechnical engineering problems. It is hoped that these may inspire the geotechnical engineering practice to make more extensive use of them in future.

Foundation Engineering Handbook

Foundation Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Hsai-Yang Fang
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 923
  • Relase : 2013-06-29
  • ISBN : 9781475752717

Foundation Engineering Handbook Book Review:

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.

Foundation Engineering Analysis and Design

Foundation Engineering Analysis and Design
  • Author : An-Bin Huang,Hai-Sui Yu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 601
  • Relase : 2017-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781351255394

Foundation Engineering Analysis and Design Book Review:

One of the core roles of a practising geotechnical engineer is to analyse and design foundations. This textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students covers the analysis, design and construction of shallow and deep foundations and retaining structures as well as the stability analysis and mitigation of slopes. It progressively introduces critical state soil mechanics and plasticity theories such as plastic limit analysis and cavity expansion theories before leading into the theories of foundation, lateral earth pressure and slope stability analysis. On the engineering side, the book introduces construction and testing methods used in current practice. Throughout it emphasizes the connection between theory and practice. It prepares readers for the more sophisticated non-linear elastic-plastic analysis in foundation engineering which is commonly used in engineering practice, and serves too as a reference book for practising engineers. A companion website provides a series of Excel spreadsheet programs to cover all examples included in the book, and PowerPoint lecture slides and a solutions manual for lecturers. Using Excel, the relationships between the input parameters and the design and analysis results can be seen. Numerical values of complex equations can be calculated quickly. non-linearity and optimization can be brought in more easily to employ functioned numerical methods. And sophisticated methods can be seen in practice, such as p-y curve for laterally loaded piles and flexible retaining structures, and methods of slices for slope stability analysis.

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Braja M. Das,Khaled Sobhan
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 2013-07-16
  • ISBN : 9781285499963

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Intended as an introductory text in soil mechanics, the eighth edition of Das, PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING offers an overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedure. Background information needed to support study in later design-oriented courses or in professional practice is provided through a wealth of comprehensive discussions, detailed explanations, and more figures and worked out problems than any other text in the market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.