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Piles and Pile Foundations

By Carlo Viggiani, Alessandro Mandolini, Gianpiero Russo

CRC Press – 2012 – 280 pages

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    978-0-415-49066-5
    September 28th 2011

Description

Piled foundations are generally designed using empirical methods, in particular the traditional capacity based approach on which the majority of codes of practice are based. However in recent years the analysis of pile groups and piled rafts has undergone substantial development in the light of new research and the mechanisms for the interactions between piles, soil and rafts or caps have been largely clarified. Paradoxically, with relatively large piled rafts it has been found that a design based on the criterion of serviceability, with the limitation of absolute and/or differential settlement, not only allows a more rational and economical design, but is also simpler and more reliable than one based on the traditional approach.

This book provides an overview of present design practice of piled foundations, under both vertical and horizontal loads, and then a presentation of recent advances in the analysis and design of piled rafts. Altogether it forms a thorough guide to the design and analysis of efficient and effective piled rafts, and it also serves as a useful design handbook for traditional pile foundations.

Contents

General

Introduction

Drained and undrained conditions; total and effective stress analysis

Review of pile types

Present practice of piled foundations design under vertical loads: an overview

Bearing capacity

Settlement

Soil-structure interaction and the design of pile cap

Pile testing

Present practice of piled foundations design under horizontal loads: an overview

Bearing capacity

Displacements and bending moments

Recent advances in the analysis and design of piled rafts

Piled rafts

Author Bio

Carlo Viggiani is Professor of Foundation Engineering at the University of Napoli Federico II and has been a member of the International Committee for the Safeguard of the Tower of Pisa.

Gianpiero Russo is Associate Professor of Foundation Engineering at the University of Napoli Federico II, Italy.

Alessandro Mandolini is Professor of Foundation Engineering at the Second University of Napoli, Italy.

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Description: By Carlo Viggiani, Alessandro Mandolini, Gianpiero Russo. Piled foundations are generally designed using empirical methods, in particular the traditional capacity based approach on which the majority of codes of practice are based. However in recent years the analysis of pile groups and piled rafts has...
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