Civil MDC

A Short Course on Foundation Engineering (2nd:Edition) by Bruce Menzies, N.E.Simons

Table of contents : Title Page……Page 1 Dedication……Page 3 Preface (first edition)……Page 4 Preface (second edition)……Page 5 Acknowledgements……Page 6 Contents……Page 7 Dedication……Page 12 Definition of effective stress……Page 13 The nature of effective stress……Page 14 The principle of effetive stress……Page 15 The computation of effective stress……Page 19 Short-term and long stability……Page 24 The nature of shear strength……Page 35 The measuring of shear strength……Page 36 The use of elastic theory in soil mechanics……Page 68 Elastic stress distributions……Page 69 Elastic settlements……Page 73 Heave of excavations……Page 82 Estimates of undrained modulus……Page 83 Seismic ways for measurement ground stiffness……Page 90 Introduction……Page 99 The ‘indentation problem’……Page 102 Ultimate bearing capability……Page 106 Worked Examples……Page 116 Consolidation settlements of clays……Page 119 Prediction of primary consolidation settlement……Page 127 Secondary settlement……Page 144 Other ways of predicting settlement……Page 150 The prediction of settlements on granular deposits……Page 152 Allowable settlements……Page 171 Types of pile……Page 174 Piles in cohesive soils……Page 179 Group action of piles……Page 198 Negative skin friction……Page 201 Lateral hundreds on piles……Page 205 Pile testing……Page 215 Offshore pile design: total stress and effective stress approaches……Page 223 Worked Examples……Page 230 Challenge……Page 232 References and list……Page 234 Index……Page 251

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