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1st Edition

Foundation Engineering
Design and Construction in Tropical Soils

ISBN 9780415398985
Published January 11, 2006 by CRC Press
256 Pages

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Book Description

Residual soils are found in many parts of the world. Like other soils, they are used extensively in construction, being built upon and used as construction materials. Residual soils are formed when the processes of rock weathering proceed at a faster rate than the transport processes by water, gravity and wind, whereby much of the resulting soils will remain in place. The soil typically retains many of the characteristics of the parent rock. In a tropical region, residual soil layers can be very thick, sometimes extending for hundred of meters before reaching unweathered rock. 

This book has gathered state-of-the-art knowledge from a number of experienced experts working in foundation engineering in tropical residual soils. Subjects covered are: geology and formation of residual soils, site investigations, characterization and selection of parameters for foundation design, design of shallow and deep foundations which include driven piles, drilled shafts and caissons, and special topics which include design of piles in marginally-stable river banks, micro piles, Augeo pile, pile load and NDT, foundation failures and remedial works, and pile supported embankment. The book also includes a country case study on engineering geology in relation to foundation engineering in Malaysia.

Table of Contents

1. Foundation Engineering in Tropical Soils  2. Engineering Geology and Foundation  3. Site Investigation, Characterization and Selection of Design Parameters for Foundation Design  4. Shallow Foundation  5. Driven Pile Foundation, Pile Driving Technique and Systems  6. Drilled Shafts  7. Caisson and Well Foundation  8. Bridge and Jetty Foundation, and Design of Piles in Marginally Stable River Bank  9. Micro Piles  10. Machine Foundation  11. Foundation in Limestone Areas  12. Innovative Pile Foundations  13. Pile Load and Non Destructive Tests  14. Foundation Failures  15. Pile Supported Embankment  16. Driven and Bored Piles for Landslide Stabilization  17. Scouring at Jetty and Bridge Piers  18. Country Case Study: Engineering Geology in Relation to Foundation and Rock Slope  Engineering in Malaysia

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Professor Bujang B. K. Huat, University Putra Malaysia

Professor Faisal Ali, University of Malaya

Professor Husaini Omar, University Putra Malyasia

Dr Harwant Singh, University Malyasia Sarawak