Geotechnical Engineering Calculations And Rules Of Thumb

Author: Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128046481
Size: 71.91 MB
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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.

Construction Engineering Design Calculations And Rules Of Thumb

Author: Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128094990
Size: 79.37 MB
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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

Pile Design And Construction Rules Of Thumb

Author: Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128042346
Size: 51.89 MB
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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.

Transportation Highway Engineering Calculations And Rules Of Thumb

Author: Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128130490
Size: 59.96 MB
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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

In Situ Tests In Geotechnical Engineering

Author: Jacques Monnet
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1848218494
Size: 43.61 MB
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This book deals with in-situ tests that are performed in geotechnics to identify and characterize the soil. These measurements are then used to size the Civil Engineering works This book is intended for engineers, students and geotechnical researchers. It provides useful information for use and optimal use of in-situ tests to achieve a better book adaptation of civil engineering on the ground

Structural Engineering Design Calculations And Rules Of Thumb

Author: Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128050721
Size: 13.39 MB
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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

Pipeline Rules Of Thumb Handbook

Author: E.W. McAllister
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080524092
Size: 14.43 MB
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Now in its sixth edition, Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook has been and continues to be the standard resource for any professional in the pipeline industry. A practical and convenient reference, it provides quick solutions to the everyday pipeline problems that the pipeline engineer, contractor, or designer faces. Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook assembles hundreds of shortcuts for pipeline construction, design, and engineering. Workable "how-to" methods, handy formulas, correlations, and curves all come together in this one convenient volume. Save valuable time and effort using the thousands of illustrations, photographs, tables, calculations, and formulas available in an easy to use format Updated and revised with new material on project scoping, plastic pipe data, HDPE pipe data, fiberglass pipe, NEC tables, trenching, and much more A book you will use day to day guiding every step of pipeline design and maintenance

Handbook Of Geotechnical Investigation And Design Tables

Author: Burt G. Look
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138001392
Size: 58.49 MB
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This practical handbook of properties for soils and rock contains in a concise tabular format the key issues relevant to geotechnical investigations, assessments and designs in common practice. There are brief notes on the application of the tables. These data tables are compiled for experienced geotechnical professionals who require a reference document to access key information. There is an extensive database of correlations for different applications. The book should provide a useful bridge between soil and rock mechanics theory and its application to practical engineering solutions. The initial chapters deal with the planning of the geotechnical investigation and the classification of the soil and rock properties, after which some of the more used testing is covered. Later chapters show the reliability and correlations that are used to convert that data in the interpretative and assessment phase of the project. The final chapters apply some of these concepts to geotechnical design. The emphasis throughout is on application to practice. This book is intended primarily for practicing geotechnical engineers working in investigation, assessment and design, but should provide a useful supplement for postgraduate courses. It evolved from the need to have a "go to" reference book which has both breadth and depth of information to apply immediately to projects. To keep to a handbook size one has to compress/restrict details to a few key bullet points – but a comprehensive reference list provides the "appendix" for additional information if required. This 2nd edition keeps to that format but contains updated information and adjustments that take into account feedback received since initial publication.

Disturbed Soil Properties And Geotechnical Design

Author: Andrew Noel Schofield
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727729828
Size: 46.83 MB
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This is an easily accessible account of critical state of soil mechanics, geotechnical centrifuge testing and the original Cam-Clay model invented by the author.

Geotechnical Engineering

Author: Nagaratnam Sivakugan
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 1604270160
Size: 67.87 MB
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Geotechnical Engineering: A Practical Problem Solving Approach covers all of the major geotechnical topics in the simplest possible way adopting a hands-on approach with a very strong practical bias. You will learn the material through worked examples that are representative of realistic field situations whereby geotechnical engineering principles are applied to solve real-life problems.