The Foundation Engineering Handbook (Gunaratne)26 December 2017
The Foundation Engineering Handbook (Gunaratne)
This handbook contains some of the most recent developments in theoretical and applied
foundation engineering in addition to classical foundation design methods. The inclusion of
recent developments mostly enriches the classical design concepts in Chapters 3–7, 10 and 11.
It also enables the reader to update his or her knowledge of new modeling concepts applicable
to foundation design. Most recently developed in situ testing methods discussed in detail in
Chapter 2 certainly familiarize the reader with state-of-the-art techniques adopted in site
In addition, modern ground stabilization techniques introduced in Chapter 12 by an
experienced senior engineer in Hayward-Baker Inc., a leading authority in site improvement
work across North America, provides the reader with the knowledge of effective site
improvement techniques that are essential for foundation design.
Innovative and widely used methods of testing pile foundations are introduced with numerical illustrations in Chapters 2 and 7. LRFD designs in Chapters 3 and 6 and the design of retaining structures with geogrids included in Chapter 10 are unique features of this foundation engineering handbook.
For the benefit of the reader, the basic and advanced soil mechanics concepts needed in foundation design are elaborated with several numerical examples in Chapter 1.