Foundation Design: Principles and Practices, 2/e
Donald P. Coduto, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Coming January, 2000 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
Copyright 2000, 900 pp.
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Foundation Analysis-Civil & Environmental Engineering
For undergraduate/graduate-level foundation engineering
Unlike other undergraduate texts on this subject, this book
explores both the principles of soil mechanics and their application
to engineering practice emphasizing and explaining how and why foundations
behave the way they do. It explains the theories and experimental
data behind the design procedures, and how to apply this information
to real-world problems.
NEWExpanded coverage of earth retaining
structuresFeatures separate full chapters on sheet pile walls;
soldier pile walls; and internally stabilized earth retaining structurese.g.,
MSE walls, reinforced earth, and other methods.
NEWA chapter on LRFD design.
NEWReorganized chapters on deep foundations.
NEWRevised coverage of laterally loaded
- Provides more systematic coverage.
NEWExpanded discussions of dynamic methods
of deep foundation analysis.
- Provided more emphasis on p-y analyses.
NEWMore emphasis on the difference between
strength requirements and serviceability requirements.
NEWQuestions and practice problemsInterspersed
throughout each chapter.
NEWRevised accompanying softwareTakes
advantage of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
- Gives students the opportunity to practice the material
before going on with the rest of the chapter.
NEWCoordinated coverageWith the
text Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices.
A multidisciplinary approach Integrates geotechnical,
structural, and construction aspects of foundation engineering.
A strong presentation of basic principles and the underlying
Practical solutions to real design problems.
- Helps students develop an understanding of why
foundations behave as they donot just cookbook formulas.
Frequent references to uncertainties and reliability
Coverage of both geotechnical and structural issues.
- Helps students become familiar with the sources and approximate
magnitude of error in analysis and design.
Carefully integrated use of computer softwareAccompanying
software (available on the Prentice Hall http site) has been developed
specifically for educational purposes. It is easy to use and is integrated
with the text and homework problems.
- Helps students engaged in comprehensive design projectsespecially
in completing the foundation design aspects of such projects.
Extensive use of example problems.
- Once students have mastered the principles and can do
the analysis by hand, the software helps them do homework more quickly
and easily, and permits them to explore parametric studies that would
be too cumbersome to do by hand.
Questions and Practice ProblemsIncludes numerical
problem solving, definitions, and short essay questions.
Comprehensive problemsAt the end of each chapter.
I. GENERAL PRINCIPLES.
1. Foundations in Civil Engineering.
2. Performance Requirements.
3. Soil Mechanics.
4. Site Exploration and Characterization.
II. SHALLOW FOUNDATIONS.
5. Shallow Foundations.
III. DEEP FOUNDATIONS.
6. Bearing Capacity.
8. Spread Footings Geotechnical Design.
9. Spread Footings Structural Design.
11. Deep Foundations.
IV. SPECIAL TOPICS.
12. Axial Load Capacity Full-Scale Load Tests.
13. Axial Load Capacity Static Methods.
14. Axial Load Capacity Dynamic Methods.
15. Lateral Load Capacity.
16. Additional Geotechnical Concerns.
17. Structural Design.
18. Foundations on Weak and Compressible Soils.
V. EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES.
19. Foundations on Expansive Soils.
20. Foundations on Collapsible Soils.
21. LRFD Design.
22. Earth Retaining Structures.
23. Lateral Earth Pressures.
24. Cantilever Retaining Walls.
25. Sheet Pile Walls.
26. Soldier Pile Walls.
27. Internally Stabilized Earth Retaining Structures.