Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb
  • Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 566
  • Relase : 2015-11-01
  • ISBN : 0128046988

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book Review:

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb, Second Edition, offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach to selecting the right formula and solving even most difficult calculations in geotechnical engineering. A "quick look up guide", this book places formulas and calculations at the reader's finger tips. In this book, theories are explained in a "nutshell" and then the calculation is presented and solved in an illustrated, step-by-step fashion. In its first part, the book covers the fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering: Soil investigation, condition and theoretical concepts. In the second part it addresses Shallow Foundations, including bearing capacity, elastic settlement, foundation reinforcement, grillage design, footings, geogrids, tie and grade beams, and drainage. This session ends with a chapter on selecting foundation types. The next part covers Earth Retaining Structures and contains chapters on its basic concepts and types, gabion walls and reinforced earth walls. The following part covers Geotechnical Engineering Strategies providing coverage of softwares, instrumentation, excavations, raft design, rock mechanics, dip angle and strike, rock stabilization equipment, soil anchors, tunnel design, seismology, geosynthetics, and slurry cutoff walls. The final part is on Pile Foundations including content on design on sandy soils, clay soils, pin piles, negative skin friction, caissons and pile clusters. In this new and updated edition the author has incorporated new software calculation tools, current techniques for foundation design, liquefaction information, seismic studies, laboratory soil tests, geophysical techniques, new concepts for foundation design and Dam designs. All calculations have been updated to most current material characteristics available in the market. Practicing Geotechnical, Civil and Structural Engineers may find in this book an excellent companion to their day-to day work, benefiting from the clear and direct calculations, examples, and cases. Civil Engineering students may find particular interest in the concise theory presented in the beginning of each chapter. Calculations both in FPS and SI metric systems; Convenient access to all needed calculations; Access to concise theory that helps understand the calculations; Case studies from around the world; Includes new software calculation tools.

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb
  • Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2011-04-08
  • ISBN : 0080559034

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book Review:

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations Manual offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach the formulas and calculation methods used in of soil and geotechnical engineering. A one stop guide to the foundation design, pile foundation design, earth retaining structures, soil stabilization techniques and computer software, this book places calculations for almost all aspects of geotechnical engineering at your finger tips. In this book, theories is explained in a nutshell and then the calculation is presented and solved in an illustrated, step-by-step fashion. All calculations are provided in both fps and SI units. The manual includes topics such as shallow foundations, deep foundations, earth retaining structures, rock mechanics and tunnelling. In this book, the author's done all the heavy number-crunching for you, so you get instant, ready-to-apply data on activities such as: hard ground tunnelling, soft ground tunnelling, reinforced earth retaining walls, geotechnical aspects of wetland mitigation and geotechnical aspects of landfill design. • Easy-to-understand approach the formulas and calculations • Covers calculations for foundation,earthworks and/or pavement subgrades • Provides common codes for working with computer software • All calculations are provided in both US and SI units

Construction Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Construction Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb
  • Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 474
  • Relase : 2016-09-02
  • ISBN : 9780128094990

Construction Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book Review:

Construction Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb begins with a brief, but rigorous, introduction to the mathematics behind the equations that is followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications for all aspects of construction engineering. Design examples with step-by-step solutions, along with a generous amount of tables, schematics, and calculations are provided to facilitate more accurate solutions through all phases of a project, from planning, through construction and completion. Includes easy-to-read and understand tables, schematics, and calculations Presents examples with step-by-step calculations in both US and SI metric units Provides users with an illustrated, easy-to-understand approach to equations and calculation methods

Construction Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Construction Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb
  • Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 474
  • Relase : 2016-09-01
  • ISBN : 0128092440

Construction Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book Review:

"Construction Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb" begins with a brief, but rigorous, introduction to the mathematics behind the equations that is followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications for all aspects of construction engineering. Design examples with step-by-step solutions, along with a generous amount of tables, schematics, and calculations are provided to facilitate more accurate solutions through all phases of a project, from planning, through construction and completion. Includes easy-to-read and understand tables, schematics, and calculationsPresents examples with step-by-step calculations in both US and SI metric unitsProvides users with an illustrated, easy-to-understand approach to equations and calculation methods

Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb

Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb
  • Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 378
  • Relase : 2016-02-20
  • ISBN : 9780128042342

Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb Book Review:

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.

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Michael A. Hicks,Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve,Alexander Rohe
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1368
  • Relase : 2014-05-29
  • ISBN : 9781315751825

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering contains the proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (NUMGE 2014, Delft, The Netherlands, 18-20 June 2014). It is the eighth in a series of conferences organised by the European Regional Technical Committee ERTC7 under the auspices of the International

Rules of Thumb in Engineering Practice

Rules of Thumb in Engineering Practice
  • Author : Donald R. Woods
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 479
  • Relase : 2007-06-27
  • ISBN : 9783527611126

Rules of Thumb in Engineering Practice Book Review:

An immense treasure trove containing hundreds of equipment symptoms, arranged so as to allow swift identification and elimination of the causes. These rules of thumb are the result of preserving and structuring the immense knowledge of experienced engineers collected and compiled by the author - an experienced engineer himself - into an invaluable book that helps younger engineers find their way from symptoms to causes. This sourcebook is unrivalled in its depth and breadth of coverage, listing five important aspects for each piece of equipment: * area of application * sizing guidelines * capital cost including difficult-to-find installation factors * principles of good practice, and * good approaches to troubleshooting. Extensive cross-referencing takes into account that some items of equipment are used for many different purposes, and covers not only the most familiar types, but special care has been taken to also include less common ones. Consistent terminology and SI units are used throughout the book, while a detailed index quickly and reliably directs readers, thus aiding engineers in their everyday work at chemical plants: from keywords to solutions in a matter of minutes.

Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering

Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : David M. Potts,Lidija Zdravkovic,Lidija Zdravković
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Pages : 456
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 0727727834

Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

An insight into the use of the finite method in geotechnical engineering. The first volume covers the theory and the second volume covers the applications of the subject. The work examines popular constitutive models, numerical techniques and case studies.

Rules of Thumb for Petroleum Engineers

Rules of Thumb for Petroleum Engineers
  • Author : James G. Speight
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 784
  • Relase : 2017-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781119403630

Rules of Thumb for Petroleum Engineers Book Review:

Finally, there is a one-stop reference book for the petroleum engineer which offers practical, easy-to-understand responses to complicated technical questions. This is a must-have for any engineer or non-engineer working in the petroleum industry, anyone studying petroleum engineering, or any reference library. Written by one of the most well-known and prolific petroleum engineering writers who has ever lived, this modern classic is sure to become a staple of any engineer’s library and a handy reference in the field. Whether open on your desk, on the hood of your truck at the well, or on an offshore platform, this is the only book available that covers the petroleum engineer’s rules of thumb that have been compiled over decades. Some of these “rules,” until now, have been “unspoken but everyone knows,” while others are meant to help guide the engineer through some of the more recent breakthroughs in the industry’s technology, such as hydraulic fracturing and enhanced oil recovery. The book covers every aspect of crude oil, natural gas, refining, recovery, and any other area of petroleum engineering that is useful for the engineer to know or to be able to refer to, offering practical solutions to everyday engineering problems and a comprehensive reference work that will stand the test of time and provide aid to its readers. If there is only one reference work you buy in petroleum engineering, this is it.

Geotechnical Investigation Methods

Geotechnical Investigation Methods
  • Author : Roy E. Hunt
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 342
  • Relase : 2006-10-31
  • ISBN : 9781420042757

Geotechnical Investigation Methods Book Review:

The investigation phase is the most important segment of any geotechnical study. Using the correct methods and properly interpreting the results are critical to a successful investigation. Comprising chapters from the second edition of the revered Geotechnical Engineering Investigation Handbook, Geotechnical Investigation Methods offers clear, conc

Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb

Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb
  • Author : Ruwan Rajapakse
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 444
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 0750687630

Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb Book Review:

All objects and structures transfer their load either directly or indirectly to the earth. The capacity of the earth to support such loads depends on the strength and stability of the supporting soil or rock materials. Pile foundations are the part of a structure used to carry and transfer the load of the structure to the bearing ground located at some depth below ground surface. There are many texts on pile foundations. Generally, these books are complicated and difficult to understand. Easy to use and understand, this book covers virtually every subject concerning pile design, featuring techniques that do not appear in other books on the subject. The book contains design methods with real life examples on pin piles, bater piles, concrete piles, steel piles, timber piles, auger cast piles, underpinning design, seismic pile design, negative skin friction and design of Bitumen coated piles for negative skin friction and many other subjects. The book is packed with design examples, case studies and after construction scenarios are presented for the reader's benefits. This book enables the reader to come away with a complete and comprehensive understanding of the issues related to the design, installation and construction of piles. * Handy guide for engineers perparing the professional engineer (PE) exam. * Nomrous design examples for sandy soils, clayey soils, seismic loadings * Methodologies and case studies for different pile types

Pile Design and Construction Practice

Pile Design and Construction Practice
  • Author : Willis H. Thomas
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 566
  • Relase : 2007-12-06
  • ISBN : 9780203964293

Pile Design and Construction Practice Book Review:

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

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.

Analysis, Design and Construction of Foundations

Analysis, Design and Construction of Foundations
  • Author : Y M Cheng,Chi Wai Law,Lei Lei Liu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 592
  • Relase : 2021-02-22
  • ISBN : 9781000194043

Analysis, Design and Construction of Foundations Book Review:

Analysis, Design and Construction of Foundations outlines methods for analysis and design of the construction of shallow and deep foundations with particular reference to case studies in Hong Kong and China, as well as a discussion of the methods used in other countries. It introduces the main approaches used by geotechnical and structural engineers, and the precautions required for planning, design and construction of foundation structures. Some computational methods and computer programmes are reviewed to provide tools for performing a more realistic analysis of foundation systems. The authors examine in depth the methods used for constructing shallow foundations, deep foundations, excavation and lateral support systems, slope stability analysis and construction, and ground monitoring for proper site management. Some new and innovative foundation construction methods are also introduced. It is illustrated with case studies of failures and defects from actual construction projects. Some advanced and modern theories are also covered in this book. This book is more targeted towards the understanding of the basic behavior and the actual construction of many geotechnical works, and this book is not dedicated to any design code or specification, though Euro codes and Hong Kong code are also used in this book for illustration. It is ideal for consulting geotechnical engineers, undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions
  • Author : Francesco Silvestri,Nicola Moraci
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 8083
  • Relase : 2019-07-19
  • ISBN : 9780429632013

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions Book Review:

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions contains invited, keynote and theme lectures and regular papers presented at the 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (Rome, Italy, 17-20 June 2019. The contributions deal with recent developments and advancements as well as case histories, field monitoring, experimental characterization, physical and analytical modelling, and applications related to the variety of environmental phenomena induced by earthquakes in soils and their effects on engineered systems interacting with them. The book is divided in the sections below: Invited papers Keynote papers Theme lectures Special Session on Large Scale Testing Special Session on Liquefact Projects Special Session on Lessons learned from recent earthquakes Special Session on the Central Italy earthquake Regular papers Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions provides a significant up-to-date collection of recent experiences and developments, and aims at engineers, geologists and seismologists, consultants, public and private contractors, local national and international authorities, and to all those involved in research and practice related to Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering.

Geotechnical Modelling

Geotechnical Modelling
  • Author : David Muir Wood
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 504
  • Relase : 2017-12-21
  • ISBN : 9781351990042

Geotechnical Modelling Book Review:

Modelling forms an implicit part of all engineering design but many engineers engage in modelling without consciously considering the nature, validity and consequences of the supporting assumptions. Derived from courses given to postgraduate and final year undergraduate MEng students, this book presents some of the models that form a part of the typical undergraduate geotechnical curriculum and describes some of the aspects of soil behaviour which contribute to the challenge of geotechnical modelling. Assuming a familiarity with basic soil mechanics and traditional methods of geotechnical design, this book is a valuable tool for students of geotechnical and structural and civil engineering as well as also being useful to practising engineers involved in the specification of numerical or physical geotechnical modelling.

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables
  • Author : Burt G. Look
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 356
  • Relase : 2007-04-26
  • ISBN : 9780203946602

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables Book Review:

This practical handbook of properties for soils and rock contains, in a concise tabular format, the key issues relevant to geotechnical investigations, assessments and designs in common practice. In addition, there are brief notes on the application of the tables. These data tables are compiled for experienced geotechnical professionals who require a reference document to access key information. There is an extensive database of correlations for different applications. The book should provide a useful bridge between soil and rock mechanics theory and its application to practical engineering solutions. The initial chapters deal with the planning of the geotechnical investigation, the classification of the soil and rock properties and some of the more used testing is then covered. Later chapters show the reliability and correlations that are used to convert that data in the interpretative and assessment phase of the project. The final chapters apply some of these concepts to geotechnical design. This book is intended primarily for practicing geotechnical engineers working in investigation, assessment and design, but should provide a useful supplement for postgraduate courses.

Civil Engineering Formulas

Civil Engineering Formulas
  • Author : Tyler G. Hicks
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2009-10-11
  • ISBN : 9780071614702

Civil Engineering Formulas Book Review:

Instant Access to Civil Engineering Formulas Fully updated and packed with more than 500 new formulas, this book offers a single compilation of all essential civil engineering formulas and equations in one easy-to-use reference. Practical, accurate data is presented in USCS and SI units for maximum convenience. Follow the calculation procedures inside Civil Engineering Formulas, Second Edition, and get precise results with minimum time and effort. Each chapter is a quick reference to a well-defined topic, including: Beams and girders Columns Piles and piling Concrete structures Timber engineering Surveying Soils and earthwork Building structures Bridges and suspension cables Highways and roads Hydraulics, drams, and waterworks Power-generation wind turbines Stormwater Wastewater treatment Reinforced concrete Green buildings Environmental protection

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.

Shallow Foundations

Shallow Foundations
  • Author : Tharwat M. Baban
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 752
  • Relase : 2016-04-12
  • ISBN : 9781119056133

Shallow Foundations Book Review:

Shallow Foundations: Discussions and Problem Solving is written for civil engineers and all civil engineering students taking courses in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. It covers the analysis, design and application of shallow foundations, with a primary focus on the interface between the structural elements and underlying soil. Topics such as site investigation, foundation contact pressure and settlement, vertical stresses in soils due to foundation loads, settlements, and bearing capacity are all fully covered, and a chapter is devoted to the structural design of different types of shallow foundations. It provides essential data for the design of shallow foundations under normal circumstances, considering both the American (ACI) and the European (EN) Standard Building Code Requirements, with each chapter being a concise discussion of critical and practical aspects. Applications are highlighted through solving a relatively large number of realistic problems. A total of 180 problems, all with full solutions, consolidate understanding of the fundamental principles and illustrate the design and application of shallow foundations.