Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules-of-Thumb

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules-of-Thumb

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By (author) Ruwan Rajapakse

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  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 28mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 18 July 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0750687649
  • ISBN 13: 9780750687645
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 309,876

Product description

"Geotechnical Engineering Calculations Manual" offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach to the formulas and calculation methods used in soil and geotechnical engineering. A one stop guide to the foundation design, pile foundation design, earth retaining structures, soil stabilization techniques and computer software, this book places calculations for almost all aspects of geotechnical engineering at your finger tips. In this book, theories are explained in a nutshell and then the calculation is presented and solved in an illustrated, step-by-step fashion. All calculations are provided in both fps and SI units.The manual includes topics such as shallow foundations, deep foundations, earth retaining structures, rock mechanics and tunneling. In this book, the author's done all the heavy number-crunching for you, so you get instant, ready-to-apply data on activities such as: hard ground tunneling, soft ground tunneling, reinforced earth retaining walls, geotechnical aspects of wetland mitigation and geotechnical aspects of landfill design. It offers an easy-to-understand approach. It includes formulas and calculations. It covers calculations for foundation, earthworks and/or pavement subgrades. It provides common codes for working with computer software. All calculations are provided in both US and SI units.

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Table of contents

PART 1: Shallow Foundations 1.0 Shallow Foundation Design for Bearing Capacity: 2.0 Long Term (Consolidation) Settlement of Shallow Foundations 3.0 Short Term Settlement in Sandy Soils 4.0 Shallow Foundation Design in Rock 5.0 Mat Foundation Design PART 2: Deep Foundations: 6.0 Pile Foundation Design: 7.0 Design of Pile Groups 8.0 Pile Foundation Settlement 9.0 Negative Skin Friction Analysis 10.0 Seismic Analysis PART 3: Earth Retaining Structures: 11.0 Lateral Earth Pressure Computations 12.0 Gravity Walls 13.0 Gabion Walls 14.0 Cantilever Retaining Walls 15.0 Secant and Tangent Pile Walls 16.0 Soil Nails 17.0 Reinforced Earth Retaining Walls 18.0 Sheetpile Walls PART 4: Rock Mechanics and Tunneling 19.0 Rock Mechanics 20.0 Hard Ground Tunneling 21.0 Soft Ground Tunneling PART 5: Geotechnical Engineering Strategies: 22.0 Geotechnical Engineering with MATHLAB 23.0 Earth Stabilization 24.0 Excavation Support Design 25.0 Geotechnical Aspects of Wetland Mitigation 26.0 Geotechnical Aspects of Landfill Design 27.0 Economic Considerations APPENDIX: Appendix A: Design Tables Appendix B: Units