A Short Course in Foundation Engineering

A Short Course in Foundation Engineering Free PDF Book

Book Description:

Although there are now a large number of computer programmes for solving all sorts of foundation design problems, the need to check these outputs by ‘hand-calculation’ has become vitally important. This book concentrates on getting the fundamentals right and then using them in practical applications.

The book is illustrated with numerous worked examples and with quick-reference tables and charts

Book Contents:

Front Cover; A Short Course in Foundation Engineering; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1. Effective stress; 1 Definition; 2 The nature of effective stress; 3 The principle of effective stress; 4 The computation of effective stress; Chapter 2. Shear strength; 1 The definition of shear strength; 2 The nature of shear strength; 3 The measurement of shear strength; Chapter 3. Immediate settlement; 1 Introduction; 2 The use of elastic theory in soil mechanics; 3 Elastic stress distributions; 4 Elastic settlements; 5 Heave of excavations; 6 Estimates of undrained modulus.

A Short Course in Foundation Engineering PDF

Author(s): Menzies, B. K.;Simons, N. E

Publisher: Elsevier Science, Year: 2016

ISBN: 0408004576




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