EBOOK - Theoretical Foundation Engineering (B. M. Das)


Theoretical Foundation Engineering written by Braja M Das, Ph.D, Department of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, U.S.A. is published by Elsevier Science Publishers.

Many Foundation Engineering books now in print cover the major topics are directed towards providing a hands-on type of approach to design engineers. The goal of this book is somewhat different, in what it provides a state-of-the-art review of the advances made in understanding the behaviour of earth-retaining and earth-supported structures. Most of the material is drawn from the open literature and the list of references is mentioned at the end of each chapter. The text is liberally illustrated.

It is the author's hope that this text will be useful to students, researchers, and practising geotechnical engineers.

Theoretical Foundation Engineering provides up-to-date, state-of-the-art reviews of the existing literature on lateral earth pressure, sheet pile walls, ultimate bearing capacity of shallow foundations, holding capacity of plate and helical anchors in sand and clay, and slope stability analysis.

The discussion of the ultimate bearing capacity of shallow foundations is the most comprehensive presentation on the subject to be found anywhere, and the review of earth anchors is unique to this book. In addition, each chapter includes several topics which have never appeared in any other book. The treatment is primarily theoretical and does not in any way compete with existing foundation design books.

This is the only textbook of its kind. Not only will it be welcomed by teachers and first-year graduate students of geotechnical engineering, but it will be a useful reference for graduate students and consultants in the the field, as well as being a valuable addition to any civil engineering library.

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