BNi Building News

Serving the Information Needs of the Construction Industry since 1946.


Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb (Print on Demand)

By Ruwan Rajapakse

A one stop guide to the foundation design, pile foundation design, earth retaining structures, soil stabilization techniques, and computer software!

Price: $155.95
Product Code/ISBN: 9780750687645
Year: 2008
Binding: Softcover     Page Count: 511
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann


This unique book offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach to the formulas and calculation methods used in of soil and geotechnical engineering. Geotechnical Engineering Calculations Manual is a one-stop guide to the foundation design, pile foundation design, earth retaining structures, soil stabilization techniques and computer software.

It places calculations for almost all aspects of geotechnical engineering at your finger tips. Theories are explained in a nutshell and then the calculation is presented and solved in an illustrated, step-by-step fashion. All calculations are provided in both fps and SI units.

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations Manual includes topics such as:

  • Shallow foundations
  • Deep foundations
  • Earth retaining structures
  • Rock mechanics
  • And tunnelling

The author has done all the heavy number-crunching for you, so you get instant, ready-to-apply data on activities such as: hard ground tunnelling, soft ground tunnelling, reinforced earth retaining walls, geotechnical aspects of wetland mitigation and geotechnical aspects of landfill design. You'll find the engineering calculations you've been looking for in this one-book encyclopedia of figures and rules of thumb.