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1st Edition

Foundation Systems for High-Rise Structures

ISBN 9780367139049
Published January 14, 2019 by CRC Press
314 Pages 190 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The book deals with the geotechnical analysis and design of foundation systems for high-rise buildings and other complex structures with a distinctive soil-structure interaction. The basics of the analysis of stability and serviceability, necessary soil investigations, important technical regulations and quality and safety assurance are explained and possibilities for optimised foundation systems are given. Additionally, special aspects of foundation systems such as geothermal activated foundation systems and the reuse of existing foundations are described and illustrated by examples from engineering practice.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Basics of geotechnical analysis. Spread foundations. Deep foundations. Combined Pile-Raft Foundation (CPRF). Dynamic behavior of foundation systems. Special foundations. Appendix: CPRF Guidelines of the ISSMGE.

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Professor Dr.-Ing. Rolf Katzenbach is the Director of the Institute and the Laboratory of Geotechnics at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany and the Chairman of TC 212 on Deep Foundations of ISSMGE. Dipl.-Ing.

Steffen Leppla is a scientific research assistant at the Institute and Laboratory of Geotechnics of Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.

Professor Deepankar Choudhury is a full Professor at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India. He is the Secretary of TC 212 on Deep Foundations, and of TC 207 Soil Structure Interaction and Retaining Walls of ISSMGE.


"This book presents the theoretical basics of the analysis and design of most types of foundation systems for high-rise structures. Based on the authors’ scientific research and extensive experience, it explains their application in completed construction projects. What’s more, typical practical projects of high-rise structures have been provided by the authors at the end of each chapter."

-- Fayun Liang, Tongji University