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Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book
Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2015-11-18
ISBN : 0128046481
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb, Second Edition, offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach to selecting the right formula and solving even most difficult calculations in geotechnical engineering. A "quick look up guide", this book places formulas and calculations at the reader’s finger tips. In this book, theories are explained in a "nutshell" and then the calculation is presented and solved in an illustrated, step-by-step fashion. In its first part, the book covers the fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering: Soil investigation, condition and theoretical concepts. In the second part it addresses Shallow Foundations, including bearing capacity, elastic settlement, foundation reinforcement, grillage design, footings, geogrids, tie and grade beams, and drainage. This session ends with a chapter on selecting foundation types. The next part covers Earth Retaining Structures and contains chapters on its basic concepts and types, gabion walls and reinforced earth walls. The following part covers Geotechnical Engineering Strategies providing coverage of softwares, instrumentation, excavations, raft design, rock mechanics, dip angle and strike, rock stabilization equipment, soil anchors, tunnel design, seismology, geosynthetics, and slurry cutoff walls. The final part is on Pile Foundations including content on design on sandy soils, clay soils, pin piles, negative skin friction, caissons and pile clusters. In this new and updated edition the author has incorporated new software calculation tools, current techniques for foundation design, liquefaction information, seismic studies, laboratory soil tests, geophysical techniques, new concepts for foundation design and Dam designs. All calculations have been updated to most current material characteristics available in the market. Practicing Geotechnical, Civil and Structural Engineers may find in this book an excellent companion to their day-to day work, benefiting from the clear and direct calculations, examples, and cases. Civil Engineering students may find particular interest in the concise theory presented in the beginning of each chapter. Calculations both in FPS and SI metric systems; Convenient access to all needed calculations; Access to concise theory that helps understand the calculations; Case studies from around the world; Includes new software calculation tools.

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book
Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2011-04-08
ISBN : 9780080559032
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Geotechnical Engineering Calculations Manual offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach the formulas and calculation methods used in of soil and geotechnical engineering. A one stop guide to the foundation design, pile foundation design, earth retaining structures, soil stabilization techniques and computer software, this book places calculations for almost all aspects of geotechnical engineering at your finger tips. In this book, theories is explained in a nutshell and then the calculation is presented and solved in an illustrated, step-by-step fashion. All calculations are provided in both fps and SI units. The manual includes topics such as shallow foundations, deep foundations, earth retaining structures, rock mechanics and tunnelling. In this book, the author's done all the heavy number-crunching for you, so you get instant, ready-to-apply data on activities such as: hard ground tunnelling, soft ground tunnelling, reinforced earth retaining walls, geotechnical aspects of wetland mitigation and geotechnical aspects of landfill design. • Easy-to-understand approach the formulas and calculations • Covers calculations for foundation,earthworks and/or pavement subgrades • Provides common codes for working with computer software • All calculations are provided in both US and SI units

Transportation Highway Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Transportation Highway Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book
Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2017-06-02
ISBN : 9780128094044
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Transportation and Highway Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb: Theory and Practice and Design Examples provides a step-by-step view of the calculations, formulas, and equations applied to everyday highway design and construction operations including calculations involving geotechnical problems, seismic issues, and structural design. Features easy to read and understand tables, schematics, and calculations Provides examples with step-by-step calculations in both in US and SI metric units Provides users with an illustrated easy-to-understand approach to highway engineering equations and calculation methods Covers geotechnical and seismic considerations

Construction Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Construction Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book
Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2016-09-02
ISBN : 0128094990
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Construction Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb begins with a brief, but rigorous, introduction to the mathematics behind the equations that is followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications for all aspects of construction engineering. Design examples with step-by-step solutions, along with a generous amount of tables, schematics, and calculations are provided to facilitate more accurate solutions through all phases of a project, from planning, through construction and completion. Includes easy-to-read and understand tables, schematics, and calculations Presents examples with step-by-step calculations in both US and SI metric units Provides users with an illustrated, easy-to-understand approach to equations and calculation methods

Structural Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Structural Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book
Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2018-02-01
ISBN : 0128050721
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Structural Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb provides a comprehensive review of the classic methods of structural analysis, as well as recent advances in computer applications. The book covers a wide range of structural theories, principles, and advanced concepts. In this reference, methods of analysis are presented in a concise and direct manner and the diverse methodology of approaching problems is illustrated by specific examples. In addition, the book includes a clear and succinct approach to structural analysis and focuses on the most direct solution to a problem. Provides numerous worked-through examples to assist the reader in understanding the topics Offers comprehensive coverage of the entire field of structural analysis Challenges readers with real-life situations for applying the concepts presented in the chapters Includes a clear and succinct approach to structural analysis and focuses on the most direct solution to a problem

Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb

Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb Book
Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2016-02-20
ISBN : 0128042346
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb presents Geotechnical and Civil Engineers a comprehensive coverage of Pile Foundation related theory and practice. Based on the author’s experience as a PE, the book brings concise theory and extensive calculations, examples and case studies that can be easily applied by professional in their day-to-day challenges. In its first part, the book covers the fundamentals of Pile Selection: Soil investigation, condition, pile types and how to choose them. In the second part it addresses the Design of Pile Foundations, including different types of soils, pile groups, pile settlement and pile design in rock. Next, the most extensive part covers Design Strategies and contains chapters on loading analysis, load distribution, negative skin friction, design for expansive soils, wave equation analysis, batter piles, seismic analysis and the use of softwares for design aid. The fourth part covers Construction Methods including hammers, Inspection, cost estimation, load tests, offshore piling, beams and caps. In this new and updated edition the author has incorporated new pile designs such as helical, composite, wind turbine monopiles, and spiral coil energy piles. All calculations have been updated to most current materials characteristics and designs available in the market. Also, new chapters on negative skin friction, pile driving, and pile load testing have been added. Practicing Geotechnical, and Civil Engineers will find in this book an excellent handbook for frequent consult, benefiting from the clear and direct calculations, examples, and cases. Civil Engineering preparing for PE exams may benefit from the extensive coverage of the subject. Convenient for day-to-day consults; Numerous design examples for sandy soils, clay soils, and seismic loadings; Now including helical, composite, wind turbine monopiles, and spiral coil energy piles; Methodologies and case studies for different pile types; Serves as PE exam preparation material.

Geotechnical Engineering Bundle

Geotechnical Engineering Bundle Book
Author : Brent Maxfield,Ruwan Rajapakse
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2008-10-03
ISBN : 9781856176590
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Combining a brand new reference and a must-have title, this bundle will help you get up to speed with calculations for solving complex engineering problems. Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb is a one-stop guide to the formulas and calculation methods used in soil and geotechnical engineering. With ready-to-apply data, it is a time saver placing calculations for almost all aspects of geotechnical engineering at your fingertips. Engineering with MathCAD demonstrates the power of MathCAD to create calculations for solving engineering problems. With examples from a wide range of engineering fields and with a step-by-step approach, it is an invaluable resource for students and professionals alike. Save time, effort and money with this great value bundle that contains guidance that will help you solve engineering problems more efficiently.

Soil Mechanics

Soil Mechanics Book
Author : Victor Kaliakin
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2017-02-01
ISBN : 0128014849
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Soil Mechanics: Calculations, Principles, and Methods provides expert insights into the nature of soil mechanics through the use of calculation and problem-solving techniques. This informed reference begins with basic principles and calculations, illustrating physical meanings of the unit weight of soil, specific gravity, water content, void ratio, porosity, saturation, and their typical values. This is followed by calculations that illustrate the need for soil identification, classification, and ways to obtain soil particle size distribution, including sizes smaller than 0.075mm, performance, and the use of liquid and plastic limit tests. The book goes on to provide expert coverage regarding the use of soil identification and classification systems (both Unified Soil Classification System and AASHTO), and also includes applications concerning soil compaction and field applications, hydraulic conductivity and seepage, soil compressibility and field application, and shear strength and field application. Presents common methods used for calculating soil relationships Covers soil compressibility and field application and calculations Includes soil compaction and field application calculations Provides shear strength and field application calculations Includes hydraulic conductivity and seepage calculations

Design and Construction of Soil Anchor Plates

Design and Construction of Soil Anchor Plates Book
Author : Hamed Niroumand,Khairul Anuar Kassim
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2016-08-11
ISBN : 0124201865
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Primarily designed and constructed to resist outwardly directed loads imposed on the foundation of a structure, anchor plates play an important role in the design of structures (including seawalls, transmission towers, tunnels, buried pipelines, and retaining walls). Design and Construction of Soil Anchor Plates focuses on the various theories based on the design and construction techniques of anchor plates in soil mechanics. The focus of this reference is on design methods, theories, and procedures for constructing permanent or temporary ground anchors and anchored systems. Topics include: General Requirements of Vertical Anchor Plates and Design Criteria, Estimation of Ultimate Capacity in Vertical Anchor Plates, General Requirements of Vertical Anchor Plates and Design Criteria, Type and Length of Inclined Anchor Plates, Early Theories on Anchor Plates in Multi-Layers Soil, and Basic Theories on Passive Pressure in Vertical Anchor Plates. With this reference, researchers and designers will find a valuable guide to the various theories, techniques, and equations for anchor design. Basic theories on passive pressure in vertical anchor plates Estimation of ultimate capacity in vertical anchor plates Uplift capacity for shallow anchor plates Requirements of vertical anchor plates and design criteria Type and length of inclined anchor plates

Geomechanics and Geodynamics of Rock Masses

Geomechanics and Geodynamics of Rock Masses Book
Author : Vladimir Litvinenko
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-05-15
ISBN : 0429868588
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Geomechanics and Geodynamics of Rock Masses contains contributions presented at EUROCK 2018, the 2018 International Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM 2018, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 22-26 May 2018). Dedicated to recent advances and achievements in the fields of geomechanics and geotechnology, the main topics of the book include: - Physical and mechanical properties of fractured rock (laboratory testing and rock properties, field measurements and site investigations) - Geophysics in rock mechanics - Rock mass strength and failure - Nonlinear problems in rock mechanics - Effect of joint water on the behavior of rock foundation - Numerical modeling and back analysis - Mineral resources development: methods and rock mechanics problems - Rock mechanics and underground construction in mining, hydropower industry and civil engineering - Rock mechanics in petroleum engineering - Geodynamics and monitoring of rock mass behavior - Risks and hazards - Geomechanics of technogenic deposits Geomechanics and Geodynamics of Rock Masses will be of interest to researchers and professionals involved in the various branches of rock mechanics and rock engineering. EUROCK 2018, organized by the Saint Petersburg Mining University, is a continuation of the successful series of ISRM symposia in Europe, which began in 1992 in Chester, UK.

Guidelines for the Use of Computers for Engineering Calculations

Guidelines for the Use of Computers for Engineering Calculations Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2002
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Errors in using computers for engineering design have led to drastic failures such as the sinking of the newly constructed Sleipner A offshore gravity platform in a Norwegian fjord in 1990. This structure was over 100m high, with a base area of some 16 000m2, and cost several million dollars. These new guidelines advocate a logical and disciplined approach to computer-assisted engineering based around a process where each stage has built-in checks.

The Observational Method in Geotechnical Engineering

The Observational Method in Geotechnical Engineering Book
Author : Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)
Publisher : Thomas Telford Publishing
Release : 1996
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The observational method can produce savings in cost and time whilst maintaining safety, providing the design can be reviewed and modified appropriately as the work progresses. This book provides the reader with guidance on the observational method, its pitfalls and benefits - and is a useful reference work for ground engineers.

Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers Book
Author : American Society of Civil Engineers
Publisher :
Release : 1995
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Vols. 29-30 include papers of the International Engineering Congress, Chicago, 1893; v. 54 includes papers of the International Engineering Congress, St. Louis, 1904

Earth Pressure and Earth Retaining Structures

Earth Pressure and Earth Retaining Structures Book
Author : Chris R.I. Clayton,Rick I. Woods,Jarbas Milititsky
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-05-28
ISBN : 1482206617
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Effectively Calculate the Pressures of SoilWhen it comes to designing and constructing retaining structures that are safe and durable, understanding the interaction between soil and structure is at the foundation of it all. Laying down the groundwork for the non-specialists looking to gain an understanding of the background and issues surrounding g