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Foundation Systems for High-Rise Structures

1st Edition

By Rolf Katzenbach, Steffen Leppla, Deepankar Choudhury

CRC Press

298 pages | 190 B/W Illus.

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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.


"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

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.

About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General