Essential Knowledge Text No.19 Ground engineering: Part 2 - Practical design

Author: H-C. Yeow

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1 May 2019

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Essential Knowledge Text No.19 Ground engineering: Part 2 - Practical design

Essential Knowledge Text No.19 Ground engineering: Part 2 - Practical design
Date published

1 May 2019

Author

H-C. Yeow

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Member (non-Student): £9.75

Member (Student/Graduate/Academic Community): Free

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H-C. Yeow

Gain the knowledge required to design simple foundations, slopes and ground improvements that do not require specialist advice.

This Text addresses practical ground engineering for structures of low risk/vulnerability in well understood, uniform ground conditions. Where the nature of the ground and/or the loads to be applied are more complex, specialist geotechnical advice is essential. You should be familiar with the concepts discussed in Essential Knowledge Text No.18 Ground Engineering Part 1: Principles, before referring to this Text.

 

Contents:

 

Design of strip, pad, raft and piled foundations

  • Shallow foundations (strip, pad or raft)
  • Piled foundations

Slope (in)stability

  • Types of slope instability
  • Analysis

Retaining walls

  • Types of retaining walls
  • Theory of earth pressure
  • Forces on embedded retaining walls
  • Multi-propped excavation
     

Behaviour of high plasticity (expansive) clays and control of foundation movement

  • Investigation of a site with expansive soil
  • Mitigation methods


Ground improvement

Soil-structure interaction

 

The Essential Knowledge Series is a core resource (primarily for structural engineering students but a useful refresher for more senior engineers) covering fundamental topics from structural materials to computer analysis.

Student Members and members of the Institution's Academic Community can download the series for free.

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