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Soils in Construction by W.L. Schroeder, S.E. Dickenson and D.C. Warrington is a unique textbook. Most soil mechanics and foundations textbooks are aimed at design professionals or engineering students; Soils in Construction is aimed at the contractor and the construction management student. It presents soil mechanics concepts in an easy to understand fashion. It includes many worked examples and illustrations to make understanding of the basic concepts simple.
Chapters in the book are as follows:
- Physical Character of Soil Constituents
- Natural Soil Deposits
- Soil Index Properties
- Soil Classification
- Stress Analysis and Engineering Properties
- The Contract and Contract Documents
- Interpretation of Soils Reports
- Embankment and Construction Control
- Excavations and Excavation Supports
- Foundation Construction
- Construction Access and Haul Roads
The book also has two appendices:
- Laboratory Testing Exercises
- Pile Hammer Specifications
This is an informational page for the textbook . It is aimed at the users and potential purchasers of this book, be they instructors, students or construction professionals. Thanks for visiting today.
We have the following links of interest:
- Click here to contact us if you have questions, suggestions or comments about the book.
- Click here for Prentice-Hall's site about the book. This would include ordering review copies of the book for college professors, and another way to purchase the book.
- Resources for Chapter 5
- Resources for Chapter 10
- Resources for Chapter 11
- Dennis and Olson Method for Driven Piles online calculator with TAMAXIAL Load Test Simulator, TAMBENT pile group analyser and TAMWAVE wave equation program. Some explanation of these programs is given with the programs. Detailed information on the program's development is found here. Necessary data for input is as follows:
- Penetration of pile into soil, ft.
- Basic "diameter" or size of pile, in.
- Cross-sectional area of the pile, in2
- Pile toe area, in2
- Perimeter of the Pile, in.
- Whether the pile is full or partial displacement
- Whether pile is loaded in tension or compression
- Moist unit weight of soil, pcf
- Distance of water table from soil surface, ft.
- Information for cohesionless soils:
- Basic type of cohesionless soil (type of sand, silt, etc.)
- Information for cohesive soils:
- Unconfined compression strength, psf
- Test Method for Soil Properties
- Rated striking energy of hammer, ft-lbs
- Hammer ram weight, lbs.
- Hammer mechanical efficiency, percent
- Drive cap weight, lbs.
- Hammer cushion area, in2
- Hammer cushion thickness, in.
- Hammer cushion modulus of elasticity, psi
- Hammer cushion coefficient of restitution
- Pile cushion thickness, in.
- Bearing graph desired?
- Include the effect of gravity?
- Information for optional TAMBENT pile group analysis
- Number of pile locations
- Number of piles at each location
- Fixity of pile head to pile cap
- Horizontal and vertical locations of each pile head from load centre, ft
- Horizontal force, vertical force and moment applied to load centre, kips or ft-kips
- Moment of intertia of pile, in4
- WEAP87 -- wave equation program for piles, as shown in the text. Complete documentation is now available. Click here to go to download.
- Errata Page
- Other papers by the authors
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