A Short Course in Foundation Engineering discusses methods for predicting the failure loads, and the deformations at working loads, of piled and non-piled foundations.
The first chapter covers the definition, principle, and computation of effective stress. Chapter 2 discusses the nature and measurement of shear stress. Chapter 3 deals with the concerns in immediate settlements, such as elastic stress distributions, heave of excavations, and estimates of undrained modulus. Chapter 4 tackles the bearing capacity of footings, while Chapter 5 talks about settlement analysis. The last chapter covers piled foundations.
The book will be of great use to civil engineers who wish to have a better understanding of foundation engineering.
Table of contents
A Short Course in Foundation Engineering
Table of ContentsPreface
Chapter 1 Effective stress
Chapter 2 Shear strength
Chapter 3 Immediate settlements
Chapter 4 Bearing capacity of footings
Chapter 5 Settlement analysis
Chapter 6. Piled foundations