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Foundation Engineering Handbook
edited by Manjriker Gunaratne

Foundation Engineering Handbook presents both classical and state-of-the-art design and analysis techniques for earthen structures.


  • Provides a one-stop resource that includes the most recent developments in theoretical and applied foundation engineering
  • Incorporates state-of-the-art design, analysis, and engineering techniques, including in situ testing, ground stabilization methods, and ground deformation modeling
  • Presents reliability-based design and LRFD concepts, building a familiarity with limit state design in foundation engineering
  • Includes a multitude of examples and more than 415 illustrations


Review of Soil Mechanics Concepts and Analytical Techniques

  • Introduction
  • Soil Classification
  • Effective Stress Concept
  • Strength of Soils
  • Compressibility and Settlement
  • Soil Densities and Compaction
  • Finite Element Concepts Used in Modeling of Earthen Structures
  • Common Methods of Modeling the Yielding Behavior of Soils

In Situ Soil Testing

  • Introduction to Subsurface Exploration
  • Need for In Situ Testing
  • Geophysical Testing Methods
  • Physical Sampling and Penetration Tests
  • Cone Penetration Test
  • The Field Vane Shear Test
  • The Pressuremeter Test
  • The Dilatometer Test
  • California Bearing Ratio Test
  • Borehole Shear Test

Spread Footings: Analysis and Design

  • Design Criteria
  • Evaluation of Bearing Capacity
  • Settlement Analysis
  • Load and Resistance Factor Design Criteria
  • Design of Footings to Withstand Vibrations
  • Additional Examples

Geotechnical Design of Combined Spread Footings

  • Introduction
  • Design Criteria
  • Conventional Design of Rectangular Combined Footings
  • Conventional Design of Mat Footings
  • Settlement of Mat Footings
  • Design of Flexible Combined Footings
  • Structural Matrix Analysis Method for Design of Flexible Combined Footings
  • Finite Difference Method of Flexible Mat Footing Design
  • Additional Design Examples

Structural Design of Foundations

  • Introduction
  • Types of Foundations
  • Soil Pressure Distribution under Footings
  • Determination of the Size of Footing
  • Strip or Wall Footings
  • Combined Footings
  • Pile Foundations
  • Design of Grade Beams
  • Structural Design of Drilled Shafts

Design of Driven Piles and Pile Groups

  • Introduction
  • Design of Pile Foundations
  • Estimation of Static Pile Capacity of a Single Pile
  • Pile Load Transfer
  • Time Variation of Pile Capacity (Pile Setup)
  • Computation of Pile Settlement
  • Pile Groups
  • Downdrag (Negative Skin Friction)
  • Load and Resistance Factor Design Criteria
  • Static Capacity of Piles on Rock
  • Pullout Capacity of Driven Piles
  • Screw Piles
  • Pile Hammers
  • Additional Examples

Design of Drilled Shafts

  • Introduction
  • Construction Considerations
  • Design Capacity of Drilled Shafts
  • Use of Triaxial or SPT Data in Clay
  • Designing Drilled Shafts from CPT Data
  • Designing from Rock Core Data
  • Designing from Load Test Data
  • Design of Post Grouted Shafts
  • Economy of Load Testing
  • Pressure Injected Footings
  • Nomenclature

Design of Laterally Loaded Piles

  • Introduction
  • Lateral Load Capacity Based on Strength
  • Lateral Load Capacity Based on Deflections
  • Lateral Load Capacity of Pile Groups
  • Load and Resistance Factor Design for Laterally Loaded Piles
  • Effect of Pile Jetting on the Lateral Load Capacity
  • Effect of Preaugering on the Lateral Load Capacity

Construction Monitoring and Testing Methods of Driven Piles

  • Introduction
  • Construction Techniques Used in Pile Installation
  • Verification of Pile Capacity
  • Pile Driving Analyzer
  • Comparison of Pile Driving Formulae and Wave-Equation Analysis Using the PDA Method
  • Static Pile Load Tests
  • Load Testing Using the Osterberg Cell
  • Rapid Load Test (Statnamic Pile Load Test)
  • Lateral Load Testing of Piles
  • Finite Element Modeling of Pile Load Tests
  • Quality Assurance Test Methods
  • Methods of Repairing Pile Foundations
  • Use of Piles in Foundation Stabilization

Retaining Walls: Analysis and Design

  • Introduction
  • Lateral Earth Pressure
  • Basic Design Principles
  • Gravity Walls
  • Cantilever Walls
  • MSE Walls
  • Sheet Pile and Tie-Back Anchored Walls
  • Soil Nail Systems
  • Drainage Considerations
  • Deformation Analysis
  • Performance under Seismic Loads
  • Additional Examples
  • Glossary

Stability Analysis and Design of Slopes

  • Introduction
  • Analysis of Finite Slopes with Plane Failures
  • Method of Slices
  • Slope Stability Analysis Using the Stability Number Method
  • Stabilization of Slopes with Piles
  • Reinforcement of Slopes with Geotextiles and Geogrids
  • Reliability-Based Slope Design
  • Slope Instability and Landslides
  • Investigation of Slope Failures
  • Approximate Three-Dimensional Slope Stability Analysis
  • Additional Examples

Methods of Soft Ground Improvement

  • Introduction
  • Compaction
  • Reinforcement
  • Fixation
  • Other Innovative Soft-Ground Improvements Techniques

Impact of Groundwater on the Design of Earthen Structures

  • Groundwater and Seepage
  • Graphical Solution to Groundwater Problems: Flow Nets
  • Numerical Modeling of Groundwater Flow
  • Analytical Modeling of Groundwater Flow
  • Dewatering of Excavations
  • Basic Environmental Geotechnology
  • Application of Groundwater Modeling Concepts in Environmental Geotechnology
  • Design of Filters


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Foundation Engineering Handbook
edited by Manjriker Gunaratne
2005 624 pages $148.95 + shipping
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