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Principles of Foundation Engineering with MindTap, 9E

Author(s): Braja M. Das | Nagaratnam Sivakugan

ISBN: 9789355738110

Edition: 9th

© Year : 2019

₹999

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 884

Trim Size : 279 x 216 mm

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Written specifically for undergraduate civil engineering students by renowned authors in the field of geotechnical engineering, this outstanding text provides an ideal balance between today's most current research and practical field applications. A wealth of worked-out examples and figures clearly illustrate the work of today's civil engineer, while timely information and insights help you develop the critical skills you need to properly apply theories and analysis as you evaluate soils and foundation design.

 

  • REFERENCES GUIDE READERS IN FURTHER STUDY AND INVESTIGATION. Helpful professional references at the end of every chapter provide resources for students to further explore topics of particular interest.
  • BALANCED COVERAGE EMPHASIZES THE MOST UP-TO-DATE RESEARCH AND PRACTICAL FIELD APPLICATIONS. This effective blend of the latest theories and hands-on skills prepares your students for successful careers in today's field of civil engineering.
  • BOOK CLEARLY PRESENTS AND EXPLAINS MULTIPLE THEORIES AND EMPIRICAL CORRELATIONS WHERE APPLICABLE. Students leave your course with a well-rounded understanding of civil engineering principles and their practice today.
  • BALANCED COVERAGE EMPHASIZES THE MOST UP-TO-DATE RESEARCH AND PRACTICAL FIELD APPLICATIONS. This effective blend of the latest theories and hands-on skills prepares your students for successful careers in today's field of civil engineering.
  • CLEAR, STRAIGHTFORWARD WRITING STYLE ENSURES COMPREHENSION. The authors' distinctive, engaging presentation helps students understand and learn how to most effectively apply key topics.
  • BOOK OFFERS MORE WORKED-OUT EXAMPLES AND FIGURES THAN ANY OTHER TEXT. Memorable examples and helpful figures clarify key concepts and ensure students know how to appropriately apply the knowledge they've mastered.
  • CLEAR, STRAIGHTFORWARD WRITING STYLE ENSURES COMPREHENSION. The authors' distinctive, engaging presentation helps students understand and learn how to most effectively apply key topics.
  • NEW WORKED-OUT EXAMPLES DEMONSTRATE ACTUAL CIVIL ENGINEERING PRACTICES AND CHALLENGES. Each chapter now includes numerous new, practical worked-out examples that show students how to complete the actual work they will encounter on the job as civil engineers.
  • NEW AND REVISED PROBLEMS OFFER A DIVERSITY OF PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES. Students refine their professional skills as they work through a variety of practical problems in this new edition that challenge their understanding and ensure mastery of concepts.
  • NEW SUMMARY SECTIONS FOR EVERY CHAPTER PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OF CORE CONCEPTS. Effective learning features like these helpful summaries enable students to efficiently review what they've learned as they advance through your course.
  • THREE NEW CHAPTERS ADDRESS KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN INSTRUMENTATION, DESIGN AND FUTURE TRENDS. New chapter content focuses on unique topics in geotechnical instrumentation that are not covered in traditional texts. A second new chapter also examines load and resistance factor design, which is a topic of growing importance to today's geotechnical and foundation engineers. The third new chapter addresses piled raft foundations –- a critical trend for the future in foundation engineering.

1.     Introduction.
Part I: GEOTECHNICAL PROPERTIES AND SOIL EXPLORATION.
2.     Geotechnical Properties of Soil.
3.     Natural Soil Deposits and Subsoil Exploration.
4.     Instrumentation and Monitoring in Geotechnical Engineering.
Part II: SOIL IMPROVEMENT.
5.     Soil Improvement and Ground Modification.
Part III: FOUNDATION ANALYSIS.
6.     Shallow Foundations: Ultimate Bearing Capacity.
7.     Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations: Special Cases.
8.     Vertical Stress Increase in Soil.
9.     Settlement of Shallow Foundations.
10.   Mat Foundations.
11.    Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD).
12.   Pile Foundations.
13.   Drilled Shaft Foundations.
14.   Piled Rafts -- An Overview.
15.   Foundations on Difficult Soils.
Part IV: LATERAL EARTH PRESSURE AND EARTH-RETAINING STRUCTURES.
16.   Lateral Earth Pressure.
17.   Retaining Walls.
18.   Sheet Pile Walls.
19.   Braced Cuts.

Dr. Braja Das

Dr. Braja Das is dean emeritus of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento. He received his M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of several geotechnical engineering texts and reference books as well as more than 300 technical papers in the area of geotechnical engineering. His primary areas of research include shallow foundations, earth anchors and geosynthetics. Dr. Das is a fellow and life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, life member of the American Society for Engineering Education and an emeritus member of the Stabilization of Geomaterials and Recycled Materials of the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the AMOCO Foundation Award, the AT&T Award for Teaching Excellence from the American Society for Engineering Education, the Ralph Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Texas at El Paso.

 

Dr. Sivakugan

Dr. Sivakugan received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, with First Class Honors. He earned his MSCE and Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette, U.S.A. Dr. Sivakugan’s writings include eight books, 140 refereed international journal papers, 100 refereed international conference papers, and more than 100 consulting reports. As a registered professional engineer of Queensland and a chartered professional engineer, Dr. Sivakugan does substantial consulting work for the geotechnical and mining industry in Australia and overseas, including the World Bank. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers Australia. He has supervised 14 Ph.D. students to completion at James Cook University, Queensland, Australia, where he was the Head of Civil Engineering from 2003 to 2014. He is an Associate Editor for three international journals and serves in the editorial boards of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal and the Indian Geotechnical Journal.