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Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 3452042
  • Book
  • 508 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb, Second Edition, offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach to selecting the right formula and solving even most difficult calculations in geotechnical engineering. A "quick look up guide", this book places formulas and calculations at the reader's 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. In its first part, the book covers the fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering: Soil investigation, condition and theoretical concepts. In the second part it addresses Shallow Foundations, including bearing capacity, elastic settlement, foundation reinforcement, grillage design, footings, geogrids, tie and grade beams, and drainage. This session ends with a chapter on selecting foundation types. The next part covers Earth Retaining Structures and contains chapters on its basic concepts and types, gabion walls and reinforced earth walls. The following part covers Geotechnical Engineering Strategies providing coverage of softwares, instrumentation, excavations, raft design, rock mechanics, dip angle and strike, rock stabilization equipment, soil anchors, tunnel design, seismology, geosynthetics, and slurry cutoff walls. The final part is on Pile Foundations including content on design on sandy soils, clay soils, pin piles, negative skin friction, caissons and pile clusters. In this new and updated edition the author has incorporated new software calculation tools, current techniques for foundation design, liquefaction information, seismic studies, laboratory soil tests, geophysical techniques, new concepts for foundation design and Dam designs. All calculations have been updated to most current material characteristics available in the market. Practicing Geotechnical, Civil and Structural Engineers may find in this book an excellent companion to their day-to day work, benefiting from the clear and direct calculations, examples, and cases. Civil Engineering students may find particular interest in the concise theory presented in the beginning of each chapter.

  • Calculations both in FPS and SI metric systems;
  • Convenient access to all needed calculations;
  • Access to concise theory that helps understand the calculations;
  • Case studies from around the world;
  • Includes new software calculation tools.

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Part 1 Geotechnical Engineering Fundamentals

1 Geology and geotechnical engineering

2 Site investigation

3 Groundwater

4 Soil laboratory testing

5 Geotechnical engineering theoretical concepts

Part 2 Shallow Foundations

6 Shallow foundation fundamentals

7 Bearing capacity
rules of thumb

8 Bearing capacity computation (general equation for cohesive

and noncohesive soils)

9 Elastic settlement of shallow foundations

10 Foundation reinforcement design

11 Grillage design

12 Footings subjected to bending moment

13 Geogrids

14 Tie beams and grade beams

15 Drainage for shallow foundations

16 Selection of foundation type

17 Consolidation settlement of foundations

18 Secondary compression

19 Seismic design of shallow foundations

Part 3 Earth Retaining Structures

20 Earth retaining structures

21 Gravity walls: sand backfill

22 Cantilever walls

23 Gabion walls

24 Reinforced earth walls

25 Structural design of retaining walls

Part 4 Geotechnical Engineering Strategies

26 Geotechnical engineering software

27 Geotechnical instrumentation

28 Unbraced excavations

29 Braced excavations

30 Raft design

31 Rock mechanics and foundation design in rock

32 Dip angle and strike

33 Rock bolts, dowels, and cable bolts

34 Soil anchors

35 Tunnel design

36 Geosynthetics in geotechnical engineering

37 Slurry cutoff walls

38 Earthwork

39 Mass-haul diagrams

Part 5 Pile Foundations

40 Pile foundations

41 Pile design in sandy soils

42 Pile design in clay soils

43 Pile installation and verification

44 Design of pin piles
semiempirical approach

45 Neutral plane concept and negative skin friction

46 Design of caissons

47 Design of pile groups

Subject Index

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Rajapakse, Ruwan Abey
Ruwan Rajapakse is presently a project manager for STV Incorporated, one of the most prominent design firms in New York City. He has extensive experience in design and construction of piles and other geotechnical engineering work. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in New York and New Jersey and a certified construction manager (CCM). He is currently an adjunct professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology conducting the graduate level geotechnical engineering course. He is the author of four books including Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rule of Thumb and Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb by Butterworth-Heinemann.
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