Foundation Design: Theory and Practice – N. S. V. Kameswara Rao – 1st Edition

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In Foundation : Theory and Practice, Professor N. S. V. covers the key aspects of the subject, including principles of testing, interpretation, analysis, soil- interaction modeling, construction guidelines, and to rational design. Rao presents a wide array of numerical methods used in analyses so that readers can employ and adapt them on their own. Throughout the the emphasis is on practical application, training readers in actual design procedures using the latest codes and standards in use throughout the world.

Foundation Design is designed for graduate in civil engineering and geotechnical engineering. The book is also ideal for advanced undergraduate students, contractors, builders, developers, heavy manufacturers, and plant engineers. Students in mechanical engineering will find the chapter on machine foundations helpful for engineering applications.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.
2 Engineering Properties of Soil.
3 Bearing Capacity, Settlement, Stresses and Lateral Pressures in Soils.
4 Rational Design of Shallow Foundations.
5 Analysis of Footings on Elastic Foundations.
6 Numerical and Finite Difference Methods.
7 Finite Element Method.
8 Parameters and Criteria for Foundation Design.
9 Deep Foundations – Piles, Drilled Piers, Caissons and Pile-Raft Systems.
10 Design of Piles and Pile Groups.
11 Machine Foundations.
12 Structural Design of Foundations.
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