This book is intended as a standard reference manual on foundation engineering. It incorporates recent developments in the application of soil mechanics to foundation engineering. The chapter headings are as follows: (1) Site investigations and soil mechanics. (2) The general principles of foundation design. (3) Foundation design in relation to ground movements. (4) Spread foundations. (5) Buoyancy rafts and basements (box foundations). (6) Pier and caisson foundations. (7) Piled foundations - 1. The carrying capacity of piles and pile groups. (8) Piled foundations - 2. Structural design and construction methods. (9) Foundation construction. (10) Cofferdams. (11) The control of ground water in excavations. (12) Shoring and underpinning. (13) Protection of foundation structures against attack by soils and groundwater. For this third edition, all units have been converted to SI metric, and imperial-metric and metric-imperial conversion tables are included, together with a subject index. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pitman Publishing Limited

    Pitman House, 39 Parker Street
    London,   England 
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  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 814 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM