Practical Foundation Engineering Handbook, 2nd Edition

Practical Foundation Engineering Handbook, 2nd Edition

by Robert Wade Brown

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ISBN-13: 9780071500272
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 10/13/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1228
File size: 70 MB
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About the Author

Robert Wade Brown, PE is an internationally respected expert on foundation problems and expansive soils behavior, and is the author of seven prior books on these subjects. From 1955 to 1963, he served as a physical chemist and research petroleum engineer, during which time he developed systems to stimulate oil well production. Several of his innovations are still in use. He owns Brown Foundation Repair and Consulting, Inc., in Garland, Texas, and consults around the world through Brown Consolidated, Inc. Since 1963, his principal areas of activity have been in the study of lightly loaded foundations constructed on expansive soils, their behavior, and repair. As a forensic consultant, he has lectured nationally and internationally and is widely published in technical journals.

Table of Contents

Introduction PART 1 - Foundation and Civil Engineering Site Development: Water Behavior in Soils; Site Preparation PART 2 - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design: Soil Mechanics; Shallow Foundations PART 3 - Fundamentals of Concrete: Concrete; Fundamentals of Reinforced Concrete PART 4 - Foundation Design: Pile Foundations; Design Parameters and Procedures for Lightly Loaded Foundations Part 5 - Earth Pressures and Retaining Systems PART 6 - Soil Improvement and Stabilization: Nongrouting Techniques; Grouting to Improve Foundation Soil PART 7 - Foundation Failure and Repair: Residential and Light Construction; Causes of Foundation Failure; Foundation Repair PART 8 - Foundation Failure and Repair: High-Rise and Heavy Construction PART 9 - Misc. Concerns

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