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Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb, 2nd Ed


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Perfect combination of theory, calculation examples, and cases studies for the Practicing Geotechnical Engineer

Table of Contents

Part 1 Geotechnical Engineering Fundamentals 1 Geology and geotechnical engineering 2 Site investigation 3 Groundwater 4 Soil laboratory testing 5 Geotechnical engineering theoretical concepts Part 2 Shallow Foundations 6 Shallow foundation fundamentals 7 Bearing capacity - rules of thumb 8 Bearing capacity computation (general equation for cohesive and noncohesive soils) 9 Elastic settlement of shallow foundations 10 Foundation reinforcement design 11 Grillage design 12 Footings subjected to bending moment 13 Geogrids 14 Tie beams and grade beams 15 Drainage for shallow foundations 16 Selection of foundation type 17 Consolidation settlement of foundations 18 Secondary compression 19 Seismic design of shallow foundations Part 3 Earth Retaining Structures 20 Earth retaining structures 21 Gravity walls: sand backfill 22 Cantilever walls 23 Gabion walls 24 Reinforced earth walls 25 Structural design of retaining walls Part 4 Geotechnical Engineering Strategies 26 Geotechnical engineering software 27 Geotechnical instrumentation 28 Unbraced excavations 29 Braced excavations 30 Raft design 31 Rock mechanics and foundation design in rock 32 Dip angle and strike 33 Rock bolts, dowels, and cable bolts 34 Soil anchors 35 Tunnel design 36 Geosynthetics in geotechnical engineering 37 Slurry cutoff walls 38 Earthwork 39 Mass-haul diagrams Part 5 Pile Foundations 40 Pile foundations 41 Pile design in sandy soils 42 Pile design in clay soils 43 Pile installation and verification 44 Design of pin piles - semiempirical approach 45 Neutral plane concept and negative skin friction 46 Design of caissons 47 Design of pile groups Subject Index

About the Author

Ruwan Rajapakse is presently a project manager for STV Incorporated, one of the most prominent design firms in New York City. He has extensive experience in design and construction of piles and other geotechnical engineering work. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in New York and New Jersey and a certified construction manager (CCM). He is currently an adjunct professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology conducting the graduate level geotechnical engineering course. He is the author of four books including Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rule of Thumb and Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb by Butterworth-Heinemann.

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