A companion volume to the author’s Foundation Engineering (published by PHI Learning), this comprehensive and well-organized text deals with the structural design of the commonly used types of reinforced concrete foundations. It explains step-by-step procedure for the design of each type of foundation with the help of a large number of worked-out examples. The book provides an in-depth analysis of topics, such as wall footings, balanced footings, raft foundations, beam and slab rafts, pile caps and pile foundations.
Explains IS Codes on the subject.
Presentation of the book is lecture-based, with each chapter dealing with one topic. This helps the teachers in their lectures.
Deals with modern concepts as well as empirical procedure.
Devotes a separate chapter to the effects of earthquakes on foundations.
Has a large number of diagrams to illustrate the concepts discussed.
The book is designed as a textbook for the undergraduate and postgraduate students (Structural/Geotechnical) of Civil Engineering. As the book deals with both the fundamentals of the subject and field practice, practising engineers will also find the book very useful.