Theory and Practice of Pile Foundations

576 pages | 214 B/W Illus.

Hardback: 9780415809337
pub: 2012-11-14
\$155.95
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Pile Foundations are an essential basis for many structures. It is vital that they be designed with the utmost reliability, because the cost of failure is potentially huge. Covering a whole range of design issues relating to pile design, this book presents economical and efficient design solutions and demonstrates them using real world examples. Coverage includes nonlinear response of single piles to vertical or torsional loading and to cyclic lateral loading, as well as prediction of nonlinear response of lateral pile groups, vertically loaded pile groups and the design of slope stabilising piles. Most solutions are provided as closed-form expressions.

Theory and Practice of Pile Foundations is:

• illustrated with case studies
• accompanied by practical applications in Excel and MathCad
• the first book to incorporate nonlinear interaction into pile design.

A valuable resource for students of geotechnical engineering taking courses in foundations and a vital tool for engineers designing pile foundations.

Reviews

"I think it is a very good book for researchers and graduate students for geotechnical engineering. The book includes the most recent theories for pile foundation, including static and cyclic loaded pile, and vertical and lateral loaded pile."

—Renpeng Chen, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

"Quite detailed review is given … Results are rather updated, and some more advanced numerical results are given. … This book can be a good text for postgraduates, as it presents more advanced concept and results to the readers."

—Y.M. Cheng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Strength and Stiffness from In Situ Tests

Standard Penetration Tests (SPT)

Cone Penetration Tests

Soil Stiffness

Stiffness and Strength of Rock

Introduction

Capacity of Single Piles

Capacity of Single Piles in Rock

Negative Skin Friction

Capacity of pile groups

Mechanism and Models for Pile-Soil Interaction

Concentric Cylinder Model (CCM)

Nonlinear Concentric Cylinder Model

Time-Dependent CCM

Torque-Rotation Transfer Model

Coupled Elastic Model for Lateral Piles

Elastic-Plastic Model for Lateral Piles

Introduction

Overall Pile–Soil Interaction

Parametric Study

Settlement Influence Factor

Summary

Capacity for Strain Softening Soil

Capacity and Cyclic Amplitude

Time-Dependent Response of Vertically Loaded Piles

Visco-Elastic Consolidation

Settlement of Pile Groups

Introduction

Empirical Methods

Shallow Footing Analogy

Numerical Methods

Boundary Element Approach: GASGROUP

Elastic Solutions for Laterally Loaded Piles

Introduction

Overall Pile Response

Validation

Parametric Study

Pile Group Response

Conclusion

Introduction

Elastic Plastic Solutions

Comparison with Existing Solutions

Illustrative Examples

Summary

Introduction

Solutions for Pile-Soil System

Slip Depth Versus Nonlinear Response

Calculations for Typical Piles

Comments on Use of Current Solutions

Summary

Structural Nonlinearity and Response of Rock-Socket Piles

Introduction

Nonlinear Structural Behavior of Shafts

Nonlinear Piles in Sand/Clay

Rock-Socketed Shafts

Conclusion

Introduction

Overall Solutions for a Single Pile

Nonlinear Response of Single Piles and Pile Groups

Examples

Conclusions

Design of Passive Piles

Introduction

Mechanism for Passive Pile-Soil Interaction

Elastic-Plastic (EP) Solutions

pu -Based Solutions (Rigid Piles)

E-E, EP-EP Solutions (Deep Sliding–Flexible Piles)

Design Charts

Case Study

Conclusion

Physical Modeling on Passive Piles

Introduction

Apparatus and Test Procedures

Test Results

Simple Solutions

Conclusion

Acknowledgment

References

Index