The fourth edition of this textbook has been rewritten and provides state-of-the-art (soa) and state-of-practice (sop) methods in foundation engineering. This edition places emphasis on computer methods and finite element methods (fem), involving matrix methods, to reflect the use of the pc and fem techniques. The following chapters are presented: (1) introduction; (2) geotechnical properties; laboratory testing index settlement and strength correlations; (3) exploration, sampling and in-situ soil measurements; (4) bearing capacity of foundations; (5) foundation settlements; (6) improving site soils for foundation use; (7) factors to consider in foundation design; (8) spread footing design; (9) special footings and beams on elastic foundations; (10) mat foundations; (11) lateral earth pressure; (12) mechanically stabilized earth and concrete retaining walls; (13) sheet-pile walls - cantilevered and anchored; (14) braced, tieback and slurry walls for excavations; (15) cellular cofferdams; (16) single piles -static capacity; (17) single piles -dynamic analysis; (18) pile foundations -groups; (19) drilled piers or caissons; (20) design of foundations for vibration control.

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    McGraw-Hill Book Company Limited, England

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  • Authors:
    • BOWLES, J E
  • Publication Date: 1988


  • English

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  • Pagination: 1023 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00498627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-07-006776-7
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM