Cengage Learning India
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Theoretical Foundation Engineering provides in-depth reviews of the existing literature on lateral earth pressure, sheet pile walls, ultimate bearing capacity of shallow foundations, holding capacity of plate and helical anchors in sand and clay and slope stability analysis. The discussion of the ultimate bearing capacity of shallow foundations is comprehensive and the review of earth anchors is unique to this book. The treatment is primarily theoretical and does not compete with existing foundation design books. It will be welcomed as a useful reference by graduate students of geotechnical engineering, consultants in the field, as well as being a valuable addition to any civil engineering library.
To demonstrate the application of theoretical derivations, several worked-out problems are given in each chapter and in some instances the solutions to the problems are given.
Detailed mathematical treatment is kept to a minimum.
Profusely illustrated with charts, drawings and illustrations to illuminate the problems and theory.
About the Author
Dr. Braja M. Das was Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento from 1994 to 2006. Prior to 1994, he was Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois. The author of more than 250 technical papers, his primary areas of research are shallow foundations, earth anchors and geosynthetics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison