John N. Cernica ... 512 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (October 19, 1994)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0471308870 - ISBN-13: 978-0471308874

Combines a thorough theoretical presentation with the practical aspects of foundation design. The first three chapters offer a condensed version of the basic elements of soil mechanics. The remaining chapters deal with the design of diverse types of foundation components, retaining structures and site improvement. New topics include: drilled piers in rock, sheet-pile design graphs, underpinning, in place density test, and geoenvironmental improvements. Contains numerous photographs and example problems which demonstrate various procedures in problem solving. Includes several open-ended case studies representing actual data from the author's own projects.

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