ISBN 9788122420791,Basic Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Basic Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering



New Age International

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9788122420791

ISBN-10 8122420796


Number of Pages 152 Pages
Language (English)


A basic textbook on geotechnical earthquake engineering. It is lucidly written and is suitable for undergraduate as well as first year postgraduate course in civil engineering with soil mechanics and foundation engineering at undergraduate level as prerequisite. Key Features: Subject matter is organised logically to make it easy and interesting for the students. Emphasis has been given on the basics of geotechnical earthquake engineering. Home work problems have been given at the end of each chapter to test the understanding of concepts given in the chapter. At the end of appropriate chapters solved numerical problems as well as exercise numerical problems as home work problems have also been to make the related concepts clear. About The Author Dr. Kamalesh Kumar?is with civil engineering, Biria Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan. He obtained his B. Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and M. S. degree from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA. He completed his Ph. D. from BITS Pilani, Rajasthan in 2002. He has research publications in one international conference, three national conferences and two national journals. He has contributed chapter on geotechnical earthquake engineering for the lecture notes developed by civil engineering group, BITS Pilani for earthquake risk management. His area of specialization is geotechnical engineering. He is actively involved in the soil consultancy projects to determine its bearing capacity. He is member of Phi-Beta-Delta honour society for international scholars. Table Of Contents Introduction to Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Earthquakes Seismic Hazards in India Dynamic Soil Properties Site Seismicity, Seismic Soil Response and Design Earthquake Liquefaction Earthquake Resistant Design for Shallow Foundation Earthquake Resistant Design of Deep Foundation Slope Stability Analyses for Earthquakes Retaining Wall Analyses for Earthquakes Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings