Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils fills asignificant gap in the current literature by presenting coverage ofthe design and construction of foundations for expansive soils.Written by an expert author team with nearly 70 years of combinedindustry experience, this important new work is the only modernguide to the subject, describing proven methods for identifying andanalyzing expansive soils and developing foundation designsappropriate for specific locations.
Expansive soils are found worldwide and are the leading cause ofdamage to structural roads. The primary problem that arises withregard to expansive soils is that deformations are significantlygreater than in non-expansive soils and the size and direction ofthe deformations are difficult to predict. Now, FoundationEngineering for Expansive Soils gives engineers and contractorscoverage of this subject from a design perspective, rather than atheoretical one. Plus, they'll have access to case studies coveringthe design and construction of foundations on expansive salts fromboth commercial and residential projects.
- Provides a succinct introduction to the basics of expansivesoils and their threats
- Includes information on both shallow and deep foundationdesign
- Profiles soil remediation techniques, backed-up with numerouscase studies
- Covers the most commonly used laboratory tests and siteinvestigation techniques used for establishing the physicalproperties of expansive soils
If you're a practicing civil engineer, geotechnical engineer orcontractor, geologist, structural engineer, or an upper-levelundergraduate or graduate student of one of these disciplines,Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils is a must-haveaddition to your library of resources.
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