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.
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