Price: Rs. 595.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5076-2
Pages: 608
Binding: Paper Back
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The book is primarily intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil engineering. It is also useful for the students of AMIE and a diploma course in civil engineering.

The book is planned as a text for the first course in foundation engineering and presents the principles and practices of selection and design of foundation for structures in a simple and concise manner. Codal references have been given to acquaint the students with prevalent methodologies adopted in practise in the country. The book provides topics of wide interest such as machine foundation, foundation on problematic soil and ground improvement techniques. A large number of solved examples and multiple choice questions are included to help readers for easy understanding of the principle of design and memorising important details for practical application. The information contained in the book is also helpful for the scholars pursuing research study and practicing engineers confronted in the field.

Key Features

 • Simple and systematic presentation of the subject matter.
 • A large number of solved and unsolved problems for practice.
 • MCQs with answers to help students appearing in competitive examinations—GATE, IES, IAS etc.
 • Annexure for ready references in different allied engineering topics.

Preface • Acknowledgements
Conversion Factors of Units
1.    Introduction to Foundation Engineering
2.    Soil Exploration
3.    Earth Pressure
4.    Earth Retaining Structure
5.    Stability of Slopes
6.    Bearing Capacity of Soils
7.    Shallow Foundation
8.    Pile Foundation
9.    Pier and Caisson
10.  Machine Foundations
11.  Foundation on Problematic Soil
12.  Ground Improvement Techniques
Appendix A: General
Appendix B: Beams of Elastic Foundations
Bikash Chandra Chattopadhyay, Ph.D., is Professor of Civil Engineering at Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology, Kolkata. He has been Head of Civil Engineering Department, Dean of Research and Consultancy, and Coordinator of Quality Improvement Programme at Bengal Engineering and Science University [BESUS (presently IIEST)], Shibpur. Dr. Chattopadhyay has been engaged in teaching geotechnical engineering, research and consultancy over last 44 years and received Leonard’s award for best Ph.D. thesis from IGS in 1987 and has published several books in the areas of his specialisation and more than 120 research papers in national and international conferences and journals.
Joyanta Maity, is Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Department at Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology, Kolkata. He is actively engaged in teaching civil engineering students for about a decade. His research interests include alternative materials and use of natural geofibers in civil engineering. He has published more than 10 research papers in different national and international conferences and journals.
2015 / 608pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5076-2 / Rs.595.00
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