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Title Structural foundation designers' manual / W.G. Curtin [and others].
Imprint Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
Edition Second edition / revised by N.J. Seward.

Subject Foundations.
Structural design.
Alt Name Curtin, W. G. (William George)
Seward, N. J.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 370 pages) : illustrations, maps
polychrome rdacc
Edition Second edition / revised by N.J. Seward.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
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; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Foundation safety criteria; 1.3 Bearing capacity; 1.3.1 Introduction; 1.3.2 Bearing capacity; 1.3.3 Presumed bearing value; 1.3.4 Allowable bearing pressure; 1.3.5 Non-vertical loading; 1.4 Settlement; 1.5 Limit state philosophy; 1.5.1 Working stress design; 1.5.2 Limit state design; 1.6 Interaction of superstructure and soil; 1.6.1 Example 1:Three pinned arch
1.6.2 Example 2:Vierendeel superstructure1.6.3 Example 3:Prestressed brick diaphragm wall; 1.6.4 Example 4:Composite deep beams; 1.6.5 Example 5:Buoyancy raft; 1.7 Foundation types; 1.7.1 Pad foundations; 1.7.2 Strip footings; 1.7.3 Raft foundations; 1.7.4 Piled foundations; 1.8 Ground treatment (geotechnical processes); 1.9 Changes of soil properties during excavation; 1.10 Post-construction foundation failure; 1.11 Practical considerations; 1.11.1 Example 6:Excavation in waterlogged ground; 1.11.2 Example 7:Variability of ground conditions
1.11.3 Example 8:Reliability of the soils investigation1.11.4 Example 9:Deterioration of ground exposed by excavation; 1.11.5 Example 10:Effect of new foundation on existing structure; 1.12 Design procedures; 1.13 References; 2 Soil Mechanics,Lab Testing and Geology; A:Soil mechanics; 2.1 Introduction to soil mechanics; 2.2 Pressure distribution through ground; 2.3 Bearing capacity; 2.3.1 Introduction to bearing capacity; 2.3.2 Main variables affecting bearing capacity; 2.3.3 Bearing capacity and bearing pressure; 2.3.4 Determination of ultimate bearing capacity
2.3.5 Safe bearing capacity -- cohesionless soils2.3.6 Safe bearing capacity -- cohesive soils; 2.3.7 Safe bearing capacity combined soils; 2.4 Settlement; 2.4.1 Introduction to settlement; 2.4.2 Void ratio; 2.4.3 Consolidation test; 2.4.4 Coefficient of volume compressibility; 2.4.5 Magnitude and rate of settlement; 2.4.6 Settlement calculations; 2.5 Allowable bearing pressure; 2.6 Conclusions; B:Laboratory testing; 2.7 Introduction to laboratory testing; 2.8 Classification (disturbed sample tests); 2.8.1 Particle size and distribution; 2.8.2 Density; 2.8.3 Liquidity and plasticity
2.8.4 General2.9 Undisturbed sample testing; 2.9.1 Moisture content; 2.9.2 Shear strength; 2.9.3 Consolidation tests (oedometer apparatus); 2.9.4 Permeability tests; 2.9.5 Chemical tests; 2.10 Summary of tests; 2.11 Analysis of results; 2.12 Final observations on testing; C:Geology; 2.13 Introduction to geology; 2.14 Formation of rock types; 2.15 Weathering of rocks; 2.16 Agents of weathering; 2.16.1 Temperature; 2.16.2 Water; 2.16.3 Wind; 2.16.4 Glaciation; 2.17 Earth movement; 2.17.1 Folds,fractures and faults; 2.17.2 Dip and strike; 2.17.3 Jointing; 2.17.4 Drift
Summary 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 found.
ISBN 9780470777589 (electronic bk.)
0470777583 (electronic bk.)
140513044X
9781405130448
OCLC # 244631010
Additional Format Print version: Structural foundation designers' manual. 2nd ed. Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006 140513044X 9781405130448 (DLC) 2006042883 (OCoLC)69680100.


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