Advanced Foundation Engineering

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V N S Murthy

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Advanced Foundation Engineering is the second book in the series of Geotechnical Engineering. The first book in the series is A Textbook of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering written to satisfy the requirements of undergraduate students studying geotechnical engineering as a subject.

The present book goes deeper into the various aspects of Foundation Engineering. To make the book self-sufficient in all respects, certain portions of the first book have been repeated.

The objective of writing this book is to bring all the relevant advanced theories on foundation engineering in a book format one place.

Many books are available on foundation engineering in advanced countries but the author has not yet come across a book based purely on the subject matter.

After his first book Textbook of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Dr. Murthy Advanced Foundation Engineering. As the author himself states, the objective is to provide to the students, teachers, and practicing engineers a comprehensive review of all the relevant theories in the field of foundation engineering.

The author has amply met this objective. As Terzaghi pointed out more than 50 years ago, the state of maturity in foundation engineering is the semi-empirical stage after the initial empirical and scientific stages.

To appreciate the complexities and the need for semi-empiricism and to be a successful practitioner of the art of foundation engineering, one needs to have a thorough theoretical background.

Dr. Murthy's book serves this purpose admirably. The book has 18 chapters. The first three chapters cover the basics of geotechnical properties and soil exploration. In the next four chapters, bearing capacity and settlement aspects of shallow foundations are dealt with.

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