Following the popularity of the previous edition, Shallow Foundations: Bearing Capacity and Settlement, Third Edition, covers all the latest developments and approaches to shallow foundation engineering. In response to the high demand, it provides updated data and revised theories on the ultimate and allowable bearing capacities of shallow foundations. Additionally, it features the most recent developments regarding eccentric and inclined loading, the use of stone columns, settlement computations, and more. Example cases have been provided throughout each chapter to illustrate the theories presented.
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About the Author
Professor Braja M. Das received his Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. In 2006, after serving 12 years as dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento, Professor Das retired and now lives in the Las Vegas, Nevada, area.
A fellow and life member in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Professor Das served on the ASCE’s Shallow Foundations Committee, Deep Foundations Committee, and Grouting Committee. He was also a member of the ASCE’s editorial board for the Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. From 2000 to 2006, he was the co-editor of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering – An International Journal published by Springer in the Netherlands. Now an emeritus member of the Committee of Chemical and Mechanical Stabilization of the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council of the United States, he served as committee chair from 1995 to 2001. He is also a life member of the American Society for Engineering Education. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the journal – the International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering – published by Taylor and Francis (UK)]. The first issue of the journal was released in October 2007.
Dr. Das has received numerous awards for teaching excellence. He is the author of several geotechnical engineering text and reference books and has authored numerous technical papers in the area of geotechnical engineering. His primary areas of research include shallow foundations, earth anchors, and geosynthetics.]
Table of Contents
Introduction. Ultimate Bearing Capacity Theories—Centric Vertical Loading. Ultimate Bearing Capacity under Inclined and Eccentric Loads. Special Cases of Shallow Foundations. Settlement and Allowable Bearing Capacity. Dynamic Bearing Capacity and Settlement. Shallow Foundations on Reinforced Soil. Uplift Capacity of Shallow Foundations.