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Structural Foundation Designers' Manual.

Author: W G Curtin; Gerry Shaw; Gary Parkinson
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This manual for civil and structural engineers aims to simplify as much as possible a complex subject which is often treated too theoretically, by explaining in a practical way how to provide uncomplicated, buildable and economical foundations. It explains simply, clearly and with numerous worked examples how economic foundation design is achieved. It deals with both straightforward and difficult sites, following  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W G Curtin; Gerry Shaw; Gary Parkinson
ISBN: 9780470777589 0470777583
OCLC Number: 437218715
Description: 1 online resource (390 pages)
Contents: Contents; Preface; Preface to First Edition; The Book's Structure and What It Is About; Acknowledgements; Authors' Biographies; Notation; PART 1:APPROACH AND FIRST CONSIDERATIONS; 1 Principles of Foundation Design; 2 Soil Mechanics, Lab Testing and Geology; 3 Ground Investigation; PART 2:SPECIAL AND FURTHER CONSIDERATIONS; 4 Topography and its Influence on Site Development; 5 Contaminated and Derelict Sites; 6 Mining and Other Subsidence; 7 Fill; 8 Ground Improvement Methods; PART 3: FOUNDATION TYPES: SELECTION AND DESIGN; 9 Foundation Types; 10 Foundation Selection and Design Procedures. 11 Design of Pads, Strips and Continuous Foundations12 Tied and Balanced Foundations; 13 Raft Foundations; 14 Piles; 15 Retaining Walls, Basement Walls, Slip Circles and Underpinning; Appendices; Introduction to appendices; Appendix A: Properties and Presumed Bearing Pressures of Some Well Known Engineering Soils and Rocks; Appendix B: Map Showing Areas of Shrinkable Clays In Britain; Appendix C: Map Showing Areas of Coal and S.

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This manual for civil and structural engineers aims to simplify as much as possible a complex subject which is often treated too theoretically, by explaining in a practical way how to provide uncomplicated, buildable and economical foundations. It explains simply, clearly and with numerous worked examples how economic foundation design is achieved. It deals with both straightforward and difficult sites, following the process through site investigation, foundation selection and, finally, design. The book:.:.; includes chapters on many aspects of foundation engineering that most other books avoi.

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