The Engineering of Foundations, Slopes and Retaining Structures rigorously covers the construction, analysis, and design of shallow and deep foundations, as well as retaining structures and slopes. It includes complete coverage of soil mechanics and site investigations.

This new edition is a well-designed balance of theory and practice, emphasizing conceptual understanding and design applications. It contains illustrations, applications, and hands-on examples that continue across chapters. Soil mechanics is examined with full explanation of drained versus undrained loading, friction and dilatancy as sources of shear strength, phase transformation, development of peak effective stress ratios, and critical-state and residual shear strength. The design and execution of site investigations is evaluated with complete discussion of the CPT and SPT. Additional topics include the construction, settlement and bearing capacity of shallow foundations, as well as the installation, ultimate resistance and settlement of deep foundations. Both traditional knowledge and methods and approaches based on recent progress are available. Analysis and design of retaining structures and slopes, such as the use of slope stability software stability calculations, is included.

The book is ideal for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and practicing engineers and researchers.

chapter Chapter 1|18 pages

The world of foundation engineering

chapter Chapter 2|42 pages

Foundation design

chapter 3|56 pages

Soils, rocks, and groundwater

chapter 5|46 pages

Shear strength and stiffness of sands

chapter 7|69 pages

Site exploration

chapter 9|59 pages

Shallow foundation settlement

chapter 10|72 pages

Shallow foundations: limit bearing capacity

chapter 11|34 pages

Shallow foundation design

chapter 12|36 pages

Types of piles and their installation

chapter 13|154 pages

Analysis and design of single piles

chapter 15|27 pages

Pile groups and piled rafts

chapter 16|66 pages

Retaining structures

chapter 17|49 pages

Soil slopes