Shallow Foundations: Bearing Capacity and Settlement / Edition 1

Shallow Foundations: Bearing Capacity and Settlement / Edition 1

by Braja M. Das
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849311357

ISBN-13: 9780849311352

Pub. Date: 06/18/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The First Comprehensive Guide to Shallow Foundations

Over the last few decades, the bearing capacity of shallow foundations has been studied more thoroughly than any other subject in geotechnical engineering. Until now, however, most references on foundation engineering devoted only a single chapter to the subject. Shallow Foundations: Bearing Capacity and

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The First Comprehensive Guide to Shallow Foundations

Over the last few decades, the bearing capacity of shallow foundations has been studied more thoroughly than any other subject in geotechnical engineering. Until now, however, most references on foundation engineering devoted only a single chapter to the subject. Shallow Foundations: Bearing Capacity and Settlement provides what many engineers have been waiting for-a concise, comprehensive reference containing all the relevant material on shallow foundation behavior under static and dynamic loads related to their ultimate bearing capacity, allowable bearing capacity, and settlement.

Estimation Techniques, Earthquake Loading, and Experimental Results

The author-a renowned expert-presents the various theories developed during the past fifty years for estimating the ultimate bearing capacity of shallow foundations under various types of loading and subsoil conditions. He discusses the principles of estimating foundation settlement and for estimating the stress increase in a soil mass supporting a foundation. Earthquake loading and its effects on ultimate bearing capacity have received considerable attention in recent years, and the author provides an overview of these developments. He also offers details regarding permanent foundation settlement caused by cyclic and transient loading-details derived from laboratory and field experimental observations.

Progress in Soil Reinforcement

Researchers have made steady progress in evaluating the potential of soil reinforcement to reduce settlement and increase ultimate and allowable bearing capacities of shallow foundations. This book provides an entire chapter on the subject, including discussions of the materials used: galvanized steel strips, geotextile, and geogrid.

The presentation of Shallow Foundations is clear, concise, and filled with examples and exercises that illustrate the theory. This book stands alone as an in-depth, authoritative guide to shallow foundation bearing capacities and the effects of different soil types, slopes, settlement, reinforcement, and seismic activity. Researchers, students, and practicing engineers will all welcome its addition to their reference shelves.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849311352
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/18/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
0.88(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Ultimate Bearing Capacity Theories - Centric Vertical Loading11
3Ultimate Bearing Capacity under Inclined and Eccentric Loads85
4Special Cases of Shallow Foundations117
5Settlement and Allowable Bearing Capacity183
6Dynamic Bearing Capacity and Settlement251
7Shallow Foundations on Reinforced Soil287
8Uplift Capacity of Shallow Foundations323
Conversion Factors357
Index359

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