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Soil Engineering

Testing, Design, and Remediation, 1st Edition

By Fu Hua Chen

CRC Press

304 pages

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In the last forty years, at least fifty books have been written on the subject of soil mechanics, most of them textbooks. Only a few touch on practical applications. Soil Engineering: Testing, Design, and Remediation supplies the information needed to fill the gap between textbook learning and practical know-how.

When engineers deal with major projects, such as the Teton Dam or the Leaning Tower of Pisa, they need high-tech solutions. More often than not, however, they deal with the foundations for warehouses, schools, medium-rise buildings, and residential structures, projects that need low-tech solutions. Ninety percent of the time consulting engineers don't require mathematical treatment or computer analysis, they require experience.

Soil engineering problems cannot be resolved with textbook information alone. This book provides the practical meaning of the different aspects of soil mechanics, the use of unconfined compression test data, the meaning of consolidated tests, the practical value of lateral pressure, and more. In addition to the technical aspects of foundation investigation, in the real world the shadow of litigation looms over every consultant's head. The author covers legal issues in detail.

After several years in foundation investigation most consultants realize that soil engineering is a combination of art and science. Soil Engineering: Testing, Design and Remediation demystifies this connection and supplies real-world examples of practical applications. This hands-on, ready reference will be essential tool for any consultant working in the field.

Table of Contents

SITE INVESTIGATION

General Information

Topography, Geology, Hydrology, and Geomancy

SUBSOIL EXPLORATION

Direct Methods

Indirect Methods

Test Holes

Sampling

FIELD TESTS

Field Test for Foundation Design

Field for Hydraulic Structures

CLASSIFICATION AND IDENTIFICATION

Field Identification and Classification

Identification and Description

LABORATORY SOIL TEST

Scope of Testing

Interpretation of Test Results

FOUNDATION DESIGN

Significance of Test Results

Design Load

Settlement

Heave Predication

Building Additions

FOOTINGS ON CLAY

Allowable Bearing Capacity

Stability of Foundation

Footing on Soft Clay or Expansive Clay

FOOTINGS ON SAND

Allowable Bearing Capacity

Settlement of Footings

Rational Design of Footing Foundation on Sand

FOOTINGS ON FILL

Foundations on Fill

Compaction

Fill Used as Form Work

PIER FOUNDATIONS

Load Bearing Capacity

Skin Friction Capacity

Rational Pier Design

Drilled Pier in Expansive Soils

Pier Construction

Pier Inspection

LATERALLY LOADED PIERS

Design Criteria

Limiting Conditions

Ultimate Lateral Resistance of Cohesive Soils

Ultimate Lateral Resistance of Cohesionless Soils

Working Load of Drilled Piers in Cohesive Soils

Working Load of Drilled Piers in Cohesionless Soils

Pressuremeter Tests

Applications

DRIVEN PILE FOUNDATION

Allowable Load in Piles in Cohesionless Soils

Allowable Load in Piles in Cohesive Soils

Pile Formulas

Pile Groups

Negative Skin Friction

Pile Load Tests

DRAINAGE

Method of Drainage

Groundwater

Subdrain

Case Example

SLOPE STABILITY

Methods of Analysis

Stability of Loess

Stability of Shale

Natural Earth Movement

Man-Made Slopes

Factor of Safety

Case Examples

DISTRESS INVESTIGATION

Historical

Investigation

Cause of Distress

Structural Movement

Distress of Major Structures

CONSTRUCTION

Scope of Contractor

Contract and Specification

Foundation Construction

Construction Control

The Technician

LEGAL ASPECT

Liability Claims

Scope of Liability Suits

Change of Conditions

Expert Witness

The Outlook

REPORT WRITING

Type of Report

Geotechnical Report

Engineering Use of Words

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General