Theoretical Foundation Engineering

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By Braja M. Das
Softcover, 6×9, 440 pages
ISBN: 978-1-932159-71-4
January 2007


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.

An unabridged J. Ross Publishing republication of the edition published by Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam, 1987, 440pp.

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ISBN 10: 1-932159-71-1

Key Features

  • 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(s)

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 — Lateral Earth Pressure
Chapter 2 — Sheet Pile Walls
Chapter 3 — Holding Capacity of Anchor Slabs and Helical Anchors
Chapter 4 — Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations
Chapter 5 — Slope Stability
Appendix A — The Pole Method for Finding Stresses from Mohr’s Circle
Appendix B — Properties of Logarithmic Spirals and Logarithmic Spiral Sectors
Appendix C — Helical Anchors