Introduces the theory and practical application of dilating soil and the load-holding capacity of deep foundations. Topics covered include dilatancy as a fundamental property of granular media, direct shear in conditions of constrained dilatancy, and load-holding capacity of a single pile.

chapter |2 pages


part 1|105 pages

Strength of dilating non-cohesive soil

part 2|102 pages

Deep foundations in dilating soil

chapter Chapter 9|17 pages

Load-holding capacity of a single pile

chapter Chapter 10|6 pages

Load-holding capacity of a deep footing

chapter Chapter 11|13 pages

Load-holding capacity of an injection anchor

chapter Chapter 12|22 pages

Sketches of several dilatancy manifestations

chapter |3 pages

General conclusions