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

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

Front Cover

A Short Course in Foundation Engineering

Copyright Page

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

Bibliography

Index

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