Foundation Engineering is the second book in the series on Geotechnical Engineering published in 2014 to meet the requirements of undergraduate students. This book covers various aspects of foundation engineering bringing together all the relevant theories. The concepts have been developed systematically. The aim of the book is to present the basic of various topics in an easy way. It serves as a guide for practicing engineers also.
1. Introduction 2. Engineering and Geotechnical Properties of Soils 3. Geotechnical Investigation and in-situ Tests 4. Shallow Foundation and Bearing Capacity 5. Safe Bearing Pressure and Settlement Analysis 6. Combined Footings ad Mat Foundations 7. Lateral Earth Pressure 8. Earth Retaining Structures 9. Deep Foundations and Caisson Foundations 10. Stability of Slopes 11. Machine Foundations 12. Foundations on Difficult Soils 13. Embankment Dams 14. Geo-environmental Engineering 15. Design of Pavements 16. Ground Modified for Foundation Annexure A: SI Units on Geotechnical Engineering Appendix Bibliography.
R.K. Khitoliya :- R.K. Khitoliya is Professor and Former Head, Civil Engineering Department, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh. He graduated in Civil Engineering from IIT-BHU, Varanasi. He earned M.Tech and Ph.D both in Civil Engineering from IIT Delhi. He also completed his LL.B, LL.M and M.B.A degrees. He has been UNDP fellow at University of B.C.Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Khitoliya has vast experience of more than 33 years as researcher, administrator and academician. He has also served as Director, HBTI, Kanpur and had been founder Principal of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College of Information Technology, Bijnore, U.P. He has authored eight books and more than 300 technical papers, published in journals/proceedings of seminar and conferences in the fields of Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Management and Transportation Engineering. He has provided consultancy to more than 250 projects and has supervised more than 10 Ph D and about 95 M.E. theses.Pardeep Kumar Gupta :- Pardeep Kumar Gupta, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh obtained his Ph D from Punjab University, Chandigarh in 2005. He is involved in teaching, research and consultancy and has around 28 years of experience. He has around 35 publications in journals and conferences. He has guided about 30 M.E. theses and has contributed to more than 300 consultancy projects. His areas of interest include Structural Design, Concrete, Pavement Design, Construction Management, Geo informatics, Transportation Engineering Bridges and Fly Ash.