1st Edition

Foundation Engineering Design and Construction in Tropical Soils

    256 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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

    Authors: Bujang B.K. Huat & Faisal Hj. Ali

    1.1 Brief history of foundation engineering

    1.2 Foundation engineering and tropical soils

    1.3 Classification of foundation

    1.4 Understanding the behavior of foundation and structure

    1.5 Decimation and publication of case studies



    2 Geological Investigations for Foundations

    Authors: Harwant Singh, Husaini Omar & Bujang B.K. Huat

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Objectives of geological investigations

    2.3 Sources of geological information

    2.4 Subsurface characteristics

    2.5 Geological hazards



    3 Site Investigation, Characterization and Selection of Design Parameters for Foundation Design

    Authors: TingWen Hui, R. Nithiaraj &Tan Ek Hai

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Site investigation

    3.3 Characterization process

    3.4 Selection of design parameters

    3.5 Case history examples

    3.6 Conclusion



    4 Shallow Foundations

    Authors: Faisal Hj. Ali & Bujang B.K. Huat

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Types of shallow foundations

    4.3 Bearing capacity

    4.4 Foundation design using penetration resistance data

    4.5 Pressuremeter test

    4.6 Bearing capacity from field load tests

    4.7 Presumptive bearing pressures

    4.8 Settlement



    5 Driven Pile Foundation, Pile Driving Systems and Formulas

    Authors: Bujang B.K. Huat & Mageswaran Pavadai

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Design of driven pile

    5.3 Pile driving systems

    5.4 Pile driving formulas



    6 Drilled Shafts Foundation

    Authors: Bujang B.K. Huat & Mageswaran Pavadai

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Design of a drilled shaft

    6.3 Construction of a drilled shaft

    6.4 Instrumented drilled shaft

    6.5 Barrette piles



    7 Caisson andWell Foundation

    Authors: Yee YewWeng

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Application of caisson and well foundation designs

    7.3 Design considerations

    7.4 Caisson load tests

    7.5 Construction issues

    7.6 Safety considerations

    7.7 Summary



    8 Special Topic: Design of Piles Subjected to Lateral Soil Movement

    Authors: Tan Yang Kheng &TingWen Hui

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Problem identification

    8.3 Factors to be considered

    8.4 Modes of failure

    8.5 Factor of safety

    8.6 Pile design for lateral soil movement



    9 Special Topic: Micro Piles

    Authors: Zamri Chik & Raihan Taha

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 General features of micropiles

    9.3 Applications

    9.4 Design and construction considerations

    9.5 The design concept

    9.6 Micropile installation

    9.7 Some case histories

    9.8 Conclusions



    10 Special topic: Innovative Pile Foundations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

    Authors: Mageswaran Pavadai & Bujang B.K. Huat

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 The Augeo pile system

    10.3 Design of the AuGeo pile

    10.4 Construction of Augeo pile embankment



    11 Special Topic: Piles Load and Non Destructive Test

    Authors: Bujang B.K. Huat, Shukri Maail &Azlan A. Aziz

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Static load test

    11.3 Osterberg load test

    11.4 Dynamic methods

    11.5 Concrete pile integrity



    12 Special Topic: Foundation Failures and Remedial Works

    Authors: Bujang B.K. Huat

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 Some case histories of foundation failures in tropical soils

    12.3 Remedial works

    12.4 Causes of failure and lessons learned



    13 Special Topic: Pile Supported Embankment

    Authors: Bujang B.K. Huat & Mageswaran Pavadai

    13.1 Introduction

    13.2 Design of pile supported embankment



    14 Country Case Study: Engineering Geology in Relation to Foundation and Rock Slope

    Engineering in Malaysia

    Authors: B.K. Tan

    14.1 Introduction

    14.2 Fundamentals of engineering geology

    14.3 Engineering geology in relation to foundation engineering

    14.4 Engineering geology in relation to rock slope engineering

    14.5 Conclusions



    Author Index


    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