The Resource Foundation engineering for expansive soils, John D. Nelson [and 3 others]

Foundation engineering for expansive soils, John D. Nelson [and 3 others]

Label
Foundation engineering for expansive soils
Title
Foundation engineering for expansive soils
Statement of responsibility
John D. Nelson [and 3 others]
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Provides a succinct introduction to the basics of expansive soils and their threats; includes information on both shallow and deep foundation design; profiles soil remediation techniques, backed-up with numerous case studies; and covers the most commonly used laboratory tests and site investigation techniques used for establishing the physical properties of expansive soils"--
  • "Your guide to the design and construction of foundations on expansive soilsFoundation Engineering for Expansive Soils fills a significant gap in the current literature by presenting coverage of the design and construction of foundations for expansive soils. Written by an expert author team with nearly 70 years of combined industry experience, this important new work is the only modern guide to the subject, describing proven methods for identifying and analyzing expansive soils and developing foundation designs appropriate for specific locations.Expansive soils are found worldwide and are the leading cause of damage to structural roads. The primary problem that arises with regard to expansive soils is that deformations are significantly greater than in non-expansive soils and the size and direction of the deformations are difficult to predict. Now, Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils gives engineers and contractors coverage of this subject from a design perspective, rather than a theoretical one. Plus, they'll have access to case studies covering the design and construction of foundations on expansive salts from both commercial and residential projects. Provides a succinct introduction to the basics of expansive soils and their threats Includes information on both shallow and deep foundation design Profiles soil remediation techniques, backed-up with numerous case studies Covers the most commonly used laboratory tests and site investigation techniques used for establishing the physical properties of expansive soils If you're a practicing civil engineer, geotechnical engineer or contractor, geologist, structural engineer, or an upper-level undergraduate or graduate student of one of these disciplines, Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils is a must-have addition to your library of resources"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
624.1/51
Index
index present
LC call number
TA711.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Foundation engineering for expansive soils, John D. Nelson [and 3 others]
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Preface Chapter 1. Introduction 1.1 Purpose 1.2 Organization 1.3 Terminology Chapter 2. Nature of Expansive Soils 2.1 Microscale Aspects of Expansive Soil Behavior 2.2 Macroscale Aspects of Expansive Soil Behavior 2.3 Identification of Expansive Soils 2.4 Characteristics of Expansive Soil Profiles Chapter 3. Site Investigation 3.1 Program of Exploration 3.2 Forensic Investigation Chapter 4. Soil Suction 4.1 Soil Suction Components 4.2 Soil Water Characteristic Curve 4.3 Measurement of Matric Suction 4.4 Measurement of Osmotic Suction 4.5 Measurement of Total Suction Chapter 5. State of Stress and Constitutive Relationships 5.1 State of Stress and Stress State Variables 5.2 Stress-Volume Relationships 5.3 Stress-Water Relationships Chapter 6. Oedometer Testing 6.1 Consolidation-Swell and Constant Volume Tests 6.2 Correction of Oedometer Test Data 6.3 Relationship Between CS and CV Swelling Pressures (The "m Method") 6.4 Factors Influencing Oedometer Test Results Chapter 7. Water Migration in Expansive Soils 7.1 Water Flow in Unsaturated Soils 7.2 Depth and Degree of Wetting 7.3 Determination of Final Water Content Profiles For Design 7.4 Challenges in Water Migration Modeling for Expansive Soils Chapter 8. Computation of Predicted Heave 8.1 Oedometer Methods 8.2 Soil Suction Methods 8.3 Empirical Methods 8.4 Progression of Heave with Time 8.5 Free-Field Surface Movement for Shrink-Swell Soils 8.6 Discussion of Heave Prediction Chapter 9. General Considerations for Foundation and Floor Design 9.1 Risk and Life Cycle Costs 9.2 Foundation Alternatives 9.3 Factors Influencing Design of Structures on Expansive Soils 9.4 Remedial Measures Chapter 10. Soil Treatment and Moisture Control 10.1 Overexcavation and Replacement 10.2 Prewetting Method 10.3 Chemical Admixtures 10.4 Moisture Control Alternatives 10.5 Summary of Soil Treatment Methods Chapter 11. Design Methods for Shallow Foundations 11.1 Spread Footing Foundations 11.2 Stiffened Slab Foundations 11.3 Remedial Measures for Shallow Foundations Chapter 12. Design Methods for Deep Foundations 12.1 Pier and Grade Beam Foundation 12.2 Patented Piers 12.3 Deep Foundation Design Examples 12.4 Remedial Measures for Deep Foundations Chapter 13. Floors and Exterior Flatwork 13.1 Slabs-on-Grade 13.2 Stiffened Slabs 13.3 Structural Floors 13.4 Exterior Slabs and Flatwork 13.5 Remediation Techniques Chapter 14. Lateral Pressure on Earth Retaining Structures 14.1 Computation of Lateral Pressure from Expansive Soils 14.2 Testing for Measuring Lateral Swelling Pressure 14.3 Reduction of Lateral Swelling Pressure 14.4 Design for Lateral Earth Pressure References Symbols Abbreviations Index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn894777781
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322981604
Lccn
2014043883
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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.b32504354
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894777781
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