Design of Shallow and Deep Foundations introduces the concept of limit state calculations, before focusing on shallow and deep foundations. The limit state combinations of actions are examined and practical calculation models of the bearing capacity for settlement are presented, particularly from the results of Ménard pressuremeter tests ((M)PMT) and cone penetration tests (CPT). Particular attention is given to the use of numerical methods, which have been developed over the past twenty years. It provides an overview of various elements of ground-structure interaction that are pertinent for a refined design of both shallow and deep foundations, such as allowable displacements of structures, and ground-structure couplings.
This guide will be useful to practising engineers and experts in design offices, contracting companies and administrations, as well as students and researchers in civil engineering. Though its focus is generally on the French practice, it is more widely applicable to design based on, or generally in line with, Eurocode 7, with references to BS ENs.
Table of Contents
1. Actions for limit state design
2. Shallow Foundations
3. Deep foundations
4. Interactions with the supported structure
Roger Frank is an Honorary Professor at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC). He has devoted his entire career to the French highway administration ‘Ponts et Chaussées’ (at LCPC, then at ENPC), researching on situ testing and the design of foundations. From 1998 to 2004, he chaired the committee on Eurocode 7 on Geotechnical design, and from 2013 to 2017 he was the President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).
Fahd Cuira is the Scientific Director of Terrasol (Setec group), a major consultancy in geotechnical engineering in France and abroad. He is a recognised expert in complex soil-structure interaction problems under static and seismic loads. He is the author of several software packages widely used in France, dealing with the design of foundations and retaining structures. Since 2018 he has been in charge of the design course for geotechnical structures at ENPC.
Sébastien Burlon is a Project Director at Terrasol (Setec group), a major consultancy in geotechnical engineering in France and abroad. He has been involved since the beginning of his career in many projects on various geotechnical structures. He has participated or directed several research projects in France and Europe, such as swelling-shrinkage of clays, piles under cyclic loads, geothermal energy, and pressuremeter tests. He is also involved in standardisation work as chair of two project teams linked to the evolution of Eurocode 7.