Geotechnical Engineering Handbook

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Edited By Braja M. Das
Hardcover, 7×10, 800 pages
ISBN: 978-1-932159-83-7
August 2010


This one-of-a-kind, definitive reference offers expansive coverage of geotechnical engineering for civil engineering professionals. Each of the 15 chapters is the work of an engineering expert — putting at your disposal a vast source of engineering experience.

The Geotechnical Engineering Handbook brings together essential information related to the evaluation of engineering properties of soils, design of foundations such as spread footings, mat foundations, piles, and drilled shafts, and fundamental principles of analyzing the stability of slopes and embankments, retaining walls, and other earth-retaining structures. The Handbook also covers soil dynamics and foundation vibration to analyze the behavior of foundations subjected to cyclic vertical, sliding and rocking excitations, environmental geotechnology, and foundations for railroad beds.

Comprehensive coverage, logical organization, and clear discussions make this the tool of choice for both experienced engineers and those just embarking on their careers.

Key Features

  • Presents state-of-the-art applications for geotechnical engineers
  • Features numerous illustrations including charts, drawings, and diagrams to illuminate the applications and theory
  • Offers numerous worked-out problems
  • Includes up-to-date coverage of environmental geotechnology

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 — Engineering Properties of Soils, Dr. N. Sivakugan
Chapter 2 — Lateral Earth Pressure, Dr. Braja M. Das
Chapter 3 — Designs of Shallow Foundations, Dr. N. Sivakugan & Dr. Marcus Pacheco
Chapter 4 — Foundation-Soil Interaction, Dr. Priti Maheshwari
Chapter 5 — Design of Pile Foundations, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar
Chapter 6 — Retaining Walls, Dr. Aniruddha Sengupta
Chapter 7 — Slope Stability, Dr. Khaled Sobhan
Chapter 8 — Expansive Clays, Dr. Thomas Petry
Chapter 9 — Soil Stabilization, Dr. Thomas Petry
Chapter 10 — Site Investigation & In Situ Tests, Dr. Sanjay Kumar Shukla & Dr. N. Sivakugan
Chapter 11 — Vibrations of Foundations, Dr. Braja M. Das & Dr. N. Sivakugan
Chapter 12 — Geosynthetics, Dr. Tuncer B. Edil & Dr. Ahmet H. Aydilek
Chapter 13 — Geoenvironmental Engineering, Dr. Nazli Yesiller & Dr. Charles D. Shackelford
Chapter 14 — Railway Trackbed Foundation Design, Dr. Gurmel S. Ghataora & Dr. Michael Burrow
Chapter 15 — Special Foundations, Dr. R. L. Handy & Dr. David J. White