Principles Of Foundation Engineering

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2010-03-08
  • Publisher: CL Engineering
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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.

Table of Contents

Geotechnical Properties of Soil
Grain-Size Distribution
Size Limits for Soils
Weight-Volume Relationships
Relative Density
Atterberg Limits
Liquidity Index
Soil Classification Systems
Hydraulic Conductivity
Steady-State Seepage
Effective Stress
Calculation of Primary Consolidation Settlement
Time Rate of Consolidation
Degree of Consolidation Under Ramp Loading
Shear Strength
Unconfined Compression Test Comments on Friction Angle, f'.Correlations for Undrained Shear Strength, cu
Natural Soil Deposits and Subsoil Exploration
Natural Soil Deposits: Soil Origin
Residual Soil
Gravity Transported Soil
Alluvial Deposits
Lacustrine Deposits
Glacial Deposits
Aeolian Soil Deposits
Organic Soil
Some Local Terms for Soils
Subsurface Exploration: Purpose of Subsurface Exploration
Subsurface Exploration Program
Exploratory Borings in the Field
Procedures for Sampling Soil
Split-Spoon Sampling
Sampling with a Scrapper Bucket
Sampling with Thin-Walled Table
Sampling with a Piston Sampler
Observation of Water Tables
Vane Shear Test Cone Penetration Test Pressuremeter Test (PMT)
Dilatometer Test Coring of Rocks
Preparation of Boring Logs
Geophysical Exploration
Subsoil Exploration Report
Shallow Foundations: Ultimate Bearing Capacity
General Concept
Terzaghi's Bearing Capacity Theory
Factor of Safety
Modification of Bearing Capacity Equations for Water Table
The General Bearing Capacity Equation
Case Studies on Ultimate Bearing Capacity
Effect of Soil Compressibility
Eccentrically Loaded Foundations
Ultimate Bearing Capacity under Eccentric Loading - One-Way Eccentricity
Bearing Capacity with Two-Way Eccentricity
Bearing Capacity of a Continuous Foundation Subjected to Eccentric Inclined Loading
Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations: Special Cases
Foundation Supported by a Soil with a Rigid Base at Shallow Depth
Bearing Capacity of Layered Soils: Stronger Soil Underlain by Weaker Soil
Bearing Capacity of Layered Soil: Weaker Soil Underlain by Stronger Soil
Closely Spaced Foundations - Effect on Ultimate Bearing Capacity
Bearing Capacity of Foundations on Top of a Slope
Seismic Bearing Capacity of Foundation at the Edge of Granular Soil Slope
Bearing Capacity of Foundations on a Slope
Foundations on a Rock
Uplift Capacity Foundations
Shallow Foundations: Allowable Bearing Capacity and Settlement
Vertical Stress Increase in a Soil Mass Caused by Foundation Load: 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
Westergaard's Solution for Vertical Stress Due to a Point Load
Stress Distribution for Westergaard Material
Elastic Settlement: Elastic Settlement of Foundations on Saturated Clay
Settlement Based on the Theory of Elasticity
Improved Equation for Elastic Settlement
Settlement of Sandy Soil: Use of Strain Influence Factor
Settlement of Foundation on Sand Based on Standard Penetration Resistance
Settlement in Granular Soil Based on Pressuremeter Test (PMT)
Consolidation Settlement: Primary Consolidation Settlement Relationships
Three-Dimensional Effect on Primary Consolidation Settlement
Settlement Due to Secondary Consolidation
Field Load Test Presumptive Bearing Capacity
Tolerable Settlement of Buildings
MAT Foundations
Combined Footings
Common Types of Mat Foundations
Bearing Capacity of Mat Foundations
Differential Settlement of Mats
Field Settlement Observations for Mat Foundations
Compensated Foundation
Structural Design of Mat Foundations
Lateral Earth Pressure
Lateral Earth Pressure at Rest Active Pressure: Rankine Active Earth Pressure
A Generalized Case for Rankine Active Pressure
Coulomb's Active Earth Pressure
Active Earth Pressure Due to Surcharge
Active Earth Pressure for Earthquake Conditions
Active Pressure for Wall Rotation about the Top: Braced Cut
Active Earth Pressure for Translation of Retaining Wall - Granular Backfill
Passive Pressure: Rankine Passive Earth Pressure
Rankine Passive Earth Pressure: Vertical Backfill and Inclined Backfill
Coulomb's Passive Earth Pressure
Comments on the Failure Surface Assumption for Coulomb's Pressure Calculations
Passive Pressure Under Earthquake Conditions
Retaining Walls
Gravity and Cantilever Walls: Proportioning Retaining Walls
Application of Lateral Earth Pressure Theories to Design
Stability of Retaining Walls
Check for Overturning
Check for Sliding along the Base
Check for Bearing Capacity Failure
Construction Joints and Drainage from Backfill
Gravity Retaining Wall Design for Earthquake Conditions
Some Comments and a Case Study on Design of Retaining Walls
Mechanically Stabilized Retaining Walls: Soil Reinforcement
Considerations in Soil Reinforcement
General Design Considerations
Retaining Walls with Metallic Strip Reinforcement
Step-by-Step-Design Procedure Using Metallic Strip Reinforcement
Retaining Walls with Geotextile Reinforcement
Retaining Walls with Geogrid Reinforcement - General
Design Procedure for Geogrid - Reinforced Retaining Wall
Sheet Pile Walls
Construction Methods
Cantilever Sheet Pile Walls
Cantilever Sheet Piling Penetrating Sandy Soils
Special Cases for Cantilever Walls Penetrating a Sandy Soil
Cantilever Sheet Piling Penetrating Clay
Special Cases for Cantilever Walls Penetrating Clay
Anchored Sheet-Pile Walls
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
Computational Pressure Diagram Method for Penetration into Sandy Soil
Fixed Earth Support Method for Penetration into Sandy Soil
Field Observations for Anchored Sheet Pile Wall
Free Earth Support Method for Penetration of Clay
Holding Capacity of Anchor Plates in Sand
Holding Capacity of Anchor Plates in Clay (f = 0 Condition)
Ultimate Resistance of Tiebacks
Braced Cuts
Pressure Envelope for Braced-Cut Design
Pressure Envelope for Cuts in Layered Soil
Design of Various Components of a Braced Cut
Case Studies for Braced Cuts
Bottom Heave of a Cut in Clay
Stability of the Bottom of a Cut in Sand
Lateral Yielding of Sheet Piles and Ground Settlement
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 for Estimating Qp
Vesic's Method for Estimating Qp
Coyle and Castello's Method for Estimating Qp in Sand
Correlations for Calculating Qp with SPT and CPT Results
Frictional Resistance(Qp) in Sand
Frictional (Skin) Resistance in Clay
Point-Bearing Capacity of Piles Resting on Rock
Pile Load Tests
Elastic Settlement of Piles
Laterally Loaded Piles
Pile-Driving Formulas
Pile Capacity for Vibration-Driven Piles
Negative Skin Friction
Group Piles: Group Efficiency
Ultimate Capacity of Group Piles in Saturated Clay
Elastic Settlement of Group Piles
Consolidation Settlement of Group Piles
Piles in Rock
Drilled-Shaft Foundations
Types of Drilled Shafts
Construction Procedures
Other Design Considerations
Load Transfer Mechanism
Estimation of Load-Bearing Capacity
Drilled Shafts in Granular Soil: Load-Bearing Capacity
Load-Bearing Capacity Based on Settlement
Drilled Shafts in Clay: Load-Bearing Capacity
Load-Bearing Capacity Based on Settlement
Settlement of Drilled Shafts at Working Load
Lateral Load-Carrying Capacity - Characteristic Load and Moment Method
Drilled Shafts Extending into Rock
Foundations on Difficult Soils
Collapsible Soil: 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
Expansive Soils: General Nature of Expansive Soils
Unrestrained Swell Test Swelling Pressure Test Classification of Expansive Soil on the Basis of Index Tests
Foundation Considerations for Expansive Soils
Construction on Expansive Soils
Sanitary Landfills: General Nature of Sanitary Landfills
Settlement of Sanitary Landfills
Soil Improvement and Group Modification
General Principles of Compaction
Field Compaction
Compaction Control for Clay Hydraulic Barriers
Sand Drains
Prefabricated Vertical Drains
Lime Stabilization
Cement Stabilization
Fly-Ash Stabilization
Stone Columns
Sand Compaction Piles
Dynamic Compaction
Jet Grouting
Answers to Selected Problems
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