Theory And Practice Of Foundation Design by N. N. Som, S. C. Das
This comprehensive text on foundation design is intended to introduce students of civil engineering, architecture, and environmental disciplines to the fundamentals of designing sound foundations and their implementation. It offers an in-depth coverage of pre- and post-design methodologies that include soil identification, site investigation, interpretation of soil data and design parameters, foundations on different soil types through to settlements, seismic responses, and construction concerns. Though the book is woven around principles of foundation design, it also incorporates application aspects that bridge theory and practice. As an issue of contemporary importance it discusses geotechnical details of developing earthquake resistant designs for different soil types. In addition, the authors provide an extensive account of ground improvement techniques.
Audience of the Book :
This book Useful for Engineering Students.
Table of Contents:
1. Soil as an Engineering Material.
2. Site Investigation.
3. Soil Data and Design Parameters.
4. Foundations: Types and Design Criteria.
5. Stress Distribution in Soils.
6. Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations.
7. Settlement Analysis.
8. Footings and Raft Design.
9. Pile Foundations.
10. Well Foundations.
11. Foundations on Expansive Soils.
12. Ground Improvement Techniques.
13. Earthquake Response of Soils and Foundations.
14. Construction Problems.