Earth Pressure and Earth-Retaining Structures, Third Edition

Earth Pressure and Earth-Retaining Structures, Third Edition


By (author) Chris R. I. Clayton, By (author) Jarbas Milititsky, By (author) Rick I. Woods, By (author) Andrew J. Bond


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  • Publisher: CRC Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 608 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 33mm | 794g
  • Publication date: 2 June 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Bosa Roca
  • ISBN 10: 1466552115
  • ISBN 13: 9781466552111
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 330 black & white illustrations, 43 black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 281,105

Product description

Effectively Calculate the Pressures of Soil When it comes to designing and constructing retaining structures that are safe and durable, understanding the interaction between soil and structure is at the foundation of it all. Laying down the groundwork for the non-specialists looking to gain an understanding of the background and issues surrounding geotechnical engineering, Earth Pressure and Earth-Retaining Structures, Third Edition introduces the mechanisms of earth pressure, and explains the design requirements for retaining structures. This text makes clear the uncertainty of parameter and partial factor issues that underpin recent codes. It then goes on to explain the principles of the geotechnical design of gravity walls, embedded walls, and composite structures. What's New in the Third Edition: The first half of the book brings together and describes possible interactions between the ground and a retaining wall. It also includes materials that factor in available software packages dealing with seepage and slope instability, therefore providing a greater understanding of design issues and allowing readers to readily check computer output. The second part of the book begins by describing the background of Eurocode 7, and ends with detailed information about gravity walls, embedded walls, and composite walls. It also includes recent material on propped and braced excavations as well as work on soil nailing, anchored walls, and cofferdams. Previous chapters on the development of earth pressure theory and on graphical techniques have been moved to an appendix. Earth Pressure and Earth-Retaining Structures, Third Edition is written for practicing geotechnical, civil, and structural engineers and forms a reference for engineering geologists, geotechnical researchers, and undergraduate civil engineering students.

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Table of contents

Part I Fundamentals Soil behaviour Introduction Origin, composition and structure of soils and rocks Soil strength and effective stress Dilatancy and the critical state Strength on preexisting failure planes Soil stiffness and ground movements Consolidation and swelling- 'short- term' and 'long-term' conditions Consequences for engineering design Structured soils Soil properties Soil models used for earth pressure and retaining structure analysis Site investigation and acquisition of soil parameters Obtaining required soil parameters from site investigation data Factors affecting earth pressure Wall construction Wall and ground movements Earth pressure principles Summary Water and retaining structures Typical ground water conditions Seepage and water pressure calculations Water-induced instability Groundwater control Global and local instability Types of instability affecting retaining structures Classification of instability and selection of parameters Base heave and local failure calculations Limit equilibrium analysis of overall instability Detecting and stabilising preexisting instability Stabilisation of slopes using retaining structures Part II Design Wall selection Reasons for selecting a particular form of retaining wall Gravity walls Embedded walls Composite walls and other support systems Preliminary selection of wall type Avoiding failure Defining failure Uncertainties in design Providing for uncertainty-introducing safety and reliability Summary of practice - Introduction to analysis Rules of thumb Evidential methods Closed-form solutions Limit analysis Limit equilibrium analyses Discrete spring models Continuum models Gravity walls Preliminary design Detailed design-limit states for external stability Internal stability Calculations to Eurocode 7 for a gravity wall Embedded walls Selection of soil parameters Preliminary design Design of sheet-pile walls using limit equilibrium calculations Propped and braced excavations Bored pile and diaphragm walls King post and soldier pile walls Composite walls and other support systems Reinforced soil Multi-anchored earth retaining structures Soil nailing Design of bridge abutments for earth pressure Cofferdams Appendix A: Classical earth pressure theory Appendix B: Earth pressure coefficients References Index