Core Concepts of Geotechnical Engineering (Ice Textbook) Series

Core Concepts of Geotechnical Engineering (Ice Textbook) Series

by Sanjay Kumar Shukla

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Overview

Core Concepts of Geotechnical Engineering is a practical introduction for students to the analysis, design, construction, maintenance and renovation of geotechnical structures. It presents the key principles of engineering geotechnical structures beginning with shallow and deep foundations and retaining structures through to slopes, embankments, earth dams and machine foundations. The book guides the students through the analysis of soils and rocks, site investigation and ground improvement techniques as well as exploring the geotechnical structures with reinforcement and confinement. Produced by the Institution of Civil Engineers, ICE Textbooks offer clear, concise and practical information on the major principles of civil and structural engineering. They are an indispensable companion to undergraduate audiences, providing students with: A comprehensive introduction to core engineering subjects, Real-life case studies and worked examples, Practice questions, exercises and supplementary online solutions available at: icetextbooks.com, Key learning aims, revision points and chapter summaries, Further reading suggestions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780727758590
Publisher: I C E Publishing
Publication date: 06/11/2015
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

About the author ix

About the editors xi

Preface xiii

01 Introduction 1

1.1 Geotechnical engineering 1

1.2 Soils 2

1.3 Rocks 9

1.4 Foundations 16

1.5 The role of engineers and concepts of geotechnical design 21

Chapter summary 23

Questions for practice 23

References 24

Further reading 25

02 Site investigation 27

2.1 Introduction 27

2.2 Methods and phases of site investigation 28

2.3 Test pits, trenches and boreholes 30

2.4 Sampling and laboratory tests 32

2.5 Tests for in situ total unit weight and in situ water content 38

2.6 Standard penetration test 40

2.7 Static cone penetration test 44

2.8 Dynamic cone penetration test 45

2.9 Plate load test 45

2.10 Field vane shear test 48

2.11 Site investigation report 49

Chapter summary 50

Questions for practice 51

References 51

Further reading 53

03 Ground-improvement techniques 55

3.1 Introduction 55

3.2 Surface compaction 56

3.3 Preloading 59

3.4 Dewatering and electro-osmosis 64

3.5 Dynamic compaction 66

3.6 Explosion 68

3.7 Vibro-compaction and vibro-replacement 69

3.8 Heating and freezing 71

3.9 Improvement with admixtures 72

3.10 Grouting 74

3.11 Soil-replacement technique 76

3.12 Selection and evaluation of ground-improvement technique 76

Chapter summary 77

Questions for practice 77

References 77

Further reading 78

04 Shallow foundations 79

4.1 Introduction 79

4.2 Failure modes of foundation soil 80

4.3 Bearing capacity equation 83

4.4 Settlement of the foundation 95

4.5 Contact stress and settlement profiles 105

Chapter summary 108

Questions for practice 109

References 110

Further reading 111

05 Deep Foundations 113

5.1 Introduction 113

5.2 Piles and their types 113

5.3 Ultimate load-carrying capacity of pile foundations 114

5.4 Groups of piles 126

5.5 Negative skin friction 129

5.6 Pile load test 130

5.7 Settlement analysis for pile foundations 131

5.8 Allowable load-carrying capacity of pile foundations 134

5.9 Well foundations 135

Chapter summary 138

Questions for practice 139

References 141

Further reading 142

06 Retaining structures 143

6.1 Introduction 143

6.2 Types of retaining structure 143

6.3 Lateral earth pressures 144

6.4 Sheet pile walls 160

6.5 Design of retaining structures 163

Chapter summary 165

Questions for practice 166

References 167

Further reading 167

07 Slopes, embankments and earth dams 169

7.1 Introduction 169

7.2 Slope failure 169

7.3 Factor of safety 172

7.4 Stability of infinite slopes 173

7.5 Stability of finite slopes 182

7.6 Embankments 193

7.7 Earth dams 193

Chapter summary 196

Questions for practice 196

References 197

Further reading 198

08 Machine foundations 199

8.1 Introduction 199

8.2 Soil dynamics and terminology 200

8.3 Types of machine foundations 200

8.4 Dynamic analysis of machine foundations 203

8.5 General design requirements and design approach for machine foundations 214

Chapter summary 219

Questions for practice 219

References 220

Further reading 220

09 Geotechnical structures with reinforcement and confinement 221

9.1 Introduction 221

9.2 Basic description of geosynthetics 222

9.3 Geotechnical structures with geosynthetic reinforcement 227

9.4 Geotechnical structures with anchoring, bolting and nailing 234

9.5 Geotechnical structures with confinement 235

Chapter summary 237

Questions for practice 237

References 238

Further reading 239

Index 241

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