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.

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 Handbook

Foundation Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Robert W. Day
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Professional
  • Pages : 1034
  • Relase : 2005-11-21
  • ISBN : UOM:39015062534683

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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.

Practical Foundation Engineering Handbook

Practical Foundation Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Robert Wade Brown
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Pages : 1104
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : UOM:39015049658670

Practical Foundation Engineering Handbook Book Review:

With the emphasis on visual aspects by including numerous charts, tables, and illustrations, this handbook presents practical information on oil and foundation engineering. A distinguished team of engineers takes the reader step by step through site development, soil mechanics, and foundation design analysis and construction techniques. New material is added on grouting foundation repair, forensic investigations, and residential and light construction procedures. 750 illus.

The Art and Practice of Foundation Engineering

The Art and Practice of Foundation Engineering
  • Author : Ali Candogan
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 728
  • Relase : 2009-01-01
  • ISBN : 9944055212

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Geotechnical Engineering Handbook, Procedures

Geotechnical Engineering Handbook, Procedures
  • Author : Ulrich Smoltczyk
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 701
  • Relase : 2003-03-14
  • ISBN : 3433014507

Geotechnical Engineering Handbook, Procedures Book Review:

Volume 2 of the Handbook covers the geotechnical procedures used in manufacturing anchors and piles as well as for improving or underpinning foundations, securing existing constructions, controlling ground water, excavating rocks and earth works. It also treats such specialist areas as the use of geotextiles and seeding.

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables
  • Author : Burt G. Look
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 332
  • 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.

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.

Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook

Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook
  • Author : Robert Day
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 1999-12-02
  • ISBN : 9780071777445

Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook Book Review:

One-volume library of instant geotechnical and foundation data Now for the first time ever, geotechnical, foundation, and civil engineers...geologists...architects, planners, and construction managers can quickly find information they must refer to every working day, in one compact source. Edited by Robert W. Day, the time -and effort-saving Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook gives you field exploration guidelines and lab procedures. You'll find soil and rock classification, basic phase relationships, and all the tables and charts you need for stress distribution, pavement, and pipeline design. You also get abundant information on all types of geotechnical analyses, including settlement, bearing capacity, expansive soil, slope stability - plus coverage of retaining walls and building foundations. Other construction-related topics covered include grading, instrumentation, excavation, underpinning, groundwater control and more.

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Handbook

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Robert Day
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 700
  • Relase : 2001-12-19
  • ISBN : 9780071500760

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Handbook Book Review:

Access usable seismic engineering data right at your fingertips Don’t miss out on the first book specifically devoted to seismology, geotechnical engineering basics, earthquake analysis, and site improvement methods. Written by Robert Day, one of the most respected names in the field, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Handbook is a one-stop resource that gives you instant access to: Field and laboratory testing methods and procedures Current seismic codes Site improvement methods In-depth earthquake engineering analysis as applied to soils Worked-out problems illustrating earthquake analysis Subsurface exploration data Fundamental geotechnical engineering principles

Geotechnical Engineering Investigation Handbook, Second Edition

Geotechnical Engineering Investigation Handbook, Second Edition
  • Author : Roy E. Hunt
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1088
  • Relase : 2005-04-12
  • ISBN : 9781420039153

Geotechnical Engineering Investigation Handbook, Second Edition Book Review:

The Geotechnical Engineering Investigation Handbook provides the tools necessary for fusing geological characterization and investigation with critical analysis for obtaining engineering design criteria. The second edition updates this pioneering reference for the 21st century, including developments that have occurred in the twenty years since the first edition was published, such as: • Remotely sensed satellite imagery • Global positioning systems (GPS) • Geophysical exploration • Cone penetrometer testing • Earthquake studies • Digitizing of data recording and retrieval • Field and laboratory testing and instrumentation • Use of the Internet for data retrieval The Geotechnical Engineering Investigation Handbook, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to a complete investigation: study to predict geologic conditions; test-boring procedures; various geophysical methods and when each is appropriate; various methods to determine engineering properties of materials, both laboratory-based and in situ; and formulating design criteria based on the results of the analysis. The author relies on his 50+ years of professional experience, emphasizing identification and description of the elements of the geologic environment, the data required for analysis and design of the engineering works, and procuring the data. By using a practical approach to problem solving, this book helps engineers consider geological phenomena in terms of the degree of their hazard and the potential risk of their occurrence.

Bridge Engineering Handbook

Bridge Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Wai-Fah Chen,Lian Duan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 2016
  • Relase : 2019-09-11
  • ISBN : 9781000005929

Bridge Engineering Handbook Book Review:

First Published in 1999: The Bridge Engineering Handbook is a unique, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art reference work and resource book covering the major areas of bridge engineering with the theme "bridge to the 21st century."

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : V.N.S. Murthy
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1056
  • 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.

Civil Engineer's Handbook of Professional Practice

Civil Engineer's Handbook of Professional Practice
  • Author : Karen Hansen,Kent Zenobia
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 744
  • Relase : 2011-03-31
  • ISBN : 0470901640

Civil Engineer's Handbook of Professional Practice Book Review:

A well-written, hands-on, single-source guide to the professional practice of civil engineering There is a growing understanding that to be competitive at an international level, civil engineers not only must build on their traditional strengths in technology and science but also must acquire greater mastery of the business of civil engineering. Project management, teamwork, ethics, leadership, and communication have been defined as essential to the successful practice of civil engineering by the ASCE in the 2008 landmark publication, Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge for the 21st Century (BOK2). This single-source guide is the first to take the practical skills defined by the ASCE BOK2 and provide illuminating techniques, quotes, case examples, problems, and information to assist the reader in addressing the many challenges facing civil engineers in the real world. Civil Engineer's Handbook of Professional Practice: Focuses on the business and management aspects of a civil engineer's job, providing students and practitioners with sound business management principles Addresses contemporary issues such as permitting, globalization, sustainability, and emerging technologies Offers proven methods for balancing speed, quality, and price with contracting and legal issues in a client-oriented profession Includes guidance on juggling career goals, life outside work, compensation, and growth From the challenge of sustainability to the rigors of problem recognition and solving, this book is an essential tool for those practicing civil engineering.

Subsea Engineering Handbook

Subsea Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Yong Bai,Qiang Bai
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Pages : 919
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780123978042

Subsea Engineering Handbook Book Review:

Subsea production systems, overview of subsea engineering, subsea field development, subsea distribution system.Flow assurance and system engineering. Susea structure and equiment. Subsea umbilical, risers and flowlines.

Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils

Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils
  • Author : John D. Nelson,Kuo Chieh Chao,Daniel D. Overton,Erik J. Nelson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2015-02-09
  • ISBN : 9780470581520

Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils Book Review:

Your guide to the design and construction of foundations on expansive soils Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils fills a significant gap in the current literature by presenting coverage of the design and construction of foundations for expansive soils. Written by an expert author team with nearly 70 years of combined industry experience, this important new work is the only modern guide to the subject, describing proven methods for identifying and analyzing expansive soils and developing foundation designs appropriate for specific locations. Expansive soils are found worldwide and are the leading cause of damage to structural roads. The primary problem that arises with regard to expansive soils is that deformations are significantly greater than in non-expansive soils and the size and direction of the deformations are difficult to predict. Now, Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils gives engineers and contractors coverage of this subject from a design perspective, rather than a theoretical one. Plus, they'll have access to case studies covering the design and construction of foundations on expansive salts from both commercial and residential projects. Provides a succinct introduction to the basics of expansive soils and their threats Includes information on both shallow and deep foundation design Profiles soil remediation techniques, backed-up with numerous case studies Covers the most commonly used laboratory tests and site investigation techniques used for establishing the physical properties of expansive soils If you're a practicing civil engineer, geotechnical engineer or contractor, geologist, structural engineer, or an upper-level undergraduate or graduate student of one of these disciplines, Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils is a must-have addition to your library of resources.

Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook

Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook
  • Author : R. Kerry Rowe
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 1087
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781461517290

Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook Book Review:

Preface. Dedication. List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Contributors. Basic Behavior and Site Characterization. 1. Introduction; R.K. Rowe. 2. Basic Soil Mechanics; P.V. Lade. 3. Engineering Properties of Soils and Typical Correlations; P.V. Lade. 4. Site Characterization; D.E. Becker. 5. Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Property Assessment; D.G. Fredlund, et al. 6. Basic Rocks Mechanics and Testing; K.Y. Lo, A.M. Hefny. 7. Geosynthetics: Characteristics and Testing; R.M. Koerner, Y.G. Hsuan. 8. Seepage, Drainage and Dewatering; R.W. Loughney. Foundations and Pavements. 9. Shallo.

Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering

Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering
  • Author : Adedeji B. Badiru,Marlin U. Thomas
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 828
  • Relase : 2009-02-25
  • ISBN : 1420066293

Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering Book Review:

In light of increasing economic and international threats, military operations must be examined with a critical eye in terms of process design, management, improvement, and control. Although the Pentagon and militaries around the world have utilized industrial engineering (IE) concepts to achieve this goal for decades, there has been no single resource to bring together IE applications with a focus on improving military operations. Until now. Winner of the 2010 IIE/Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award The Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering is the first compilation of the fundamental tools, principles, and modeling techniques of industrial engineering with specific and direct application to military systems. Globally respected IE experts provide proven strategies that can help any military organization effectively create, adapt, utilize, and deploy resources, tools, and technology. Topics covered include: Supply Chain Management and decision making Lean Enterprise Concepts for military operations Modeling and optimization Economic planning for military systems Contingency planning and logistics Human factors and ergonomics Information management and control Civilian engineers working on systems analysis, project management, process design, and operations research will also find inspiration and useful ideas on how to effectively apply the concepts covered for non-military uses. On the battlefield and in business, victory goes to those who utilize their resources most effectively, especially in times of operational crisis. The Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering is a complete reference that will serve as an invaluable resource for those looking to make the operational improvements needed to accomplish the mission at hand.

The Foundation Engineering Handbook

The Foundation Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Manjriker Gunaratne
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 727
  • Relase : 2013-11-26
  • ISBN : 9781439892787

The Foundation Engineering Handbook Book Review:

Considering how structures interact with soil, and building proper foundations, is vital to ensuring public safety and to the longevity of buildings. Understanding the strength and compressibility of subsurface soil is essential to the foundation engineer. The Foundation Engineering Handbook, Second Edition provides the fundamentals of foundation e