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Table of Content
List of Symbols and Notations.

1. Introduction to Part 1.

1.1 Historical Use of Foundations.

1.2 Kinds of Foundations and their Uses.

Spread Footings and Mats.

Deep Foundations.

Hybrid Foundations.

1.3 Concepts in Design.

Site Visit.

Gain Information of Geology at Site.

Obtain Information on Magnitude and Nature of Loads on Foundation.

Obtain Information on Properties of Soil at Site.

Consideration of Long-term Effects.

Appropriate Attention to Analysis.

Recommendations for Tests of Deep Foundations.

Observe Behavior of Foundation for Completed Structure.



2. Engineering Geology.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Nature of Soil Affected by Geologic Processes.

Nature of Transported Soil.

Weathering and Residual Soil.

Nature of Soil Affected by Volcanic Processes.

Nature of Glaciated Soil.

Karst Geology.

2.3 Available Data on Regions in the United States.

2.4 U.S. Geological Survey and State Agencies.

2.5 Examples of Application of Engineering Geology.

2.6 Site Visit.



3. Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Data Needed to Design Foundations.

Solid and Rock Classification.

Location of the Water Table.

Shear Strength and Density.

Deformability Characteristics.

Prediction of Changes in Conditions and the Environment.

3.3 Nature of Soil.

Grain-size Distribution.

Types of Soil and Rock.

Mineralogy of Common Geologic Materials.

Water Content and Void Ratio.

Saturation of Soil.

Weight-Volume Relationships.

Atterberg Limits and the Unified Soils Classification System.

3.4 Concept of Effective Stress.

Laboratory Tests for Consolidation of Soils.

Spring and Piston Model of Consolidation.

Determination of Initial Total Stresses.

Calculation of Total and Effective Stresses.

The Role of Effective Stress in Soil Mechanics.

3.5 Analysis of Consolidation and Settlement.

Time Rates of Settlement.

One-Dimensional Consolidation Testing.

The Consolidation Curve.

Calculation of Total Settlement.

Calculation of Settlement due to Consolidation.

Reconstruction of the Field Consolidation Curve.

Effects of Sample Disturbance on Consolidation Properties.

Correlation of Consolidation Indices with Index Tests.

Comments on Accuracy of Settlement Computations.

3.6 Shear Strength of Soils.


Friction Between Two Surfaces in Contact.

Direct Shear Testing.

Triaxial Shear Testing.

Drained Triaxial Tests on Sand.

Triaxial Shear Testing of Saturated Clays.

The SHANSEP Method.

Other Types of Shear Testing for Soils.

Selection of the Appropriate Test Method.



4. Investigation of Subsurface Conditions.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Methods of Advancing Borings.

Wash-boring Technique.

Continuous-flight Auger with Hollow Core.

4.3 Methods of Sampling.


Sampling with Thin-Walled Tubes.

Sampling with Thick-Walled Tube.

Sampling Rock.

4.4 In Situ Testing of Soil.

Cone Penetrometer and Piezometer-Cone Penetrometer.

Vane Shear Device.


4.5 Boring Report.

4.6 Subsurface Investigations for Offshore Structures.



5. Principal Types of Foundations.

5.1 Shallow Foundations.

5.2 Deep Foundations.


Driven Piles with Impact Hammer.

Drilled Shafts.

Augercast Piles.

GeoJet Piles.


5.3 Caissons.

5.4 Hybrid Foundation.



6. Designing Stable Foundations.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Total and Differential Settlement.

6.3 Allowable Settlement of Structures.

Tolerance of Buildings to Settlement.

Exceptional Case of Settlement.

Problems in Proving Settlement.

6.4 Soil Investigations Appropriate to Design.


Favorable Profiles.

Soils with Special Characteristics.

Calcareous Soil.

6.5 Use of Valid Analytical Methods.

Oil Tank in Norway.

Transcona Elevator in Canada.

Bearing Piles in China.

6.6 Foundations at Unstable Slopes.

Pendleton Levee.

Fort Peck Dam.

6.7 Effects of Installation on Quality of Deep Foundations.


6.8 Effects of Installation of Deep Foundations on Nearby Structures.

Driving Piles.

6.9 Effects of Excavations on Nearby Structures.

6.10 Deleterious Effects of Environment on Foundations.

6.11 Scour of Soil at Foundations.



7. Theories of Bearing Capacity and Settlement.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Terzaghi's Equations for Bearing Capacity.

7.3 Revised Equations for Bearing Capacity.

7.4 Extended Formulas for Bearing Capacity by J. Brinch Hansen.


Load Inclination Factors.

Base and Ground Inclination.

Shape Factors.

Depth Effect.

Depth Factors.

General Formulas.

Passive Earth Pressure.

Soil Parameters.

Example Computations.

7.5 Equations for Computing Consolidation Settlement of Shallow.

Foundations on Saturated Clays.


Prediction of Total Settlement due to Loading of Clay Below the Water Table,

Prediction of Time Rate of Settlement due to Loading of Clay Below the Water Table.



8. Principles for the Design of Foundations.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Standards of Professional Conduct.

Fundamental Principles.

Fundamental Canons.

8.3 Design Team.

8.4 Codes and Standards.

8.5 Details of Project.

8.6 Factor of Safety.

Selection of Global Factor of Safety.

Selection of Partial Factors of Safety.

8.7 Design Process.

8.8 Specifications and Inspection of Project.

8.9 Observation of Completed Structure.




9. Geotechnical Design of Shallow Foundations.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Problems with Subsidence.

9.3 Designs to Accommodate Construction.

De-watering During Construction.

Dealing With Nearby Structures.

9.4 Shallow Foundations on Sand.


Immediate Settlement of Shallow Foundations on Sand.

Bearing Capacity of Footings on Sand.

Design of Rafts on Sand.

9.5 Shallow Foundations on Clay.

Settlement from Consolidation.

Immediate Settlement of Shallow Foundations on Clay.

Design of Shallow Foundations on Clay.

Design of Rafts.

9.6 Shallow Foundations Subjected to Vibratory Loading.

9.7 Designs in Special Circumstances.

Freezing Weather.

Design of Shallow Foundations on Collapsible Soil.

Design of Shallow Foundations on Expansive Clay.

Design of Shallow Foundations on Layered Soil.



10. Geotechnical Design of Driven Piles Under Axial Loads.

10.1 Comment on Nature of the Problem.

10.2 Methods of Computation.

Behavior of Axially-Loaded Piles.

Geotechnical Capacity of Axially-Loaded Piles.

10.3 Basic Equation for Computing the Ultimate Geotechnical Capacity of a Single Pile.

API Methods.

Revised Lambda Method.

U.S. Army Corps Method.

FHWA Method.

10.4 Analyzing the Load-Settlement Relationship of an Axially Loaded Pile.

Methods of Analyses.

Interpretation of Load-Settlement Curves.

10.5 Quality of Results Based on the Proposed Computation Method.

10.6 Example Problems.

Skin Friction.

10.7 Analysis of Pile Driving.


Dynamic Formulas.

Reasons for the Problems with Dynamic Formulas.

Dynamic Analysis by Wave Equation.

Effects of Pile Driving.

Effects of Time after Pile Driving with No Load.



11. Geotechnical Design of Drilled Shafts Under Axial Loading.

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 Presentation of FHWA Design P

Product Details 
ISBN-13 : 978-0471431596
ISBN-10 : 0471431591
Publisher : Wiley
Publication Year : 2006
Edition No : 1
Hardcover : 608 pages
Shipping Weight : 0.950 Kg
Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches
Print Origin : United States
Edition Type : Original Student Edition(OSE)
Language : English