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A Short Course in Soil-Structure Engineering of Deep Foundations, Excavations and Tunnels

C. W. W. Ng HKUST, N. Simons University of Surrey and B. Menzies GDA Instruments Ltd

Price: £ 84.00

ISBN: 9780727732637
Format: Hardbound
Publish Date: 26/09/2004
Publisher: Thomas Telford Ltd
Page Size: 243x170mm
Number of Pages: 416

A Short Course in Soil-Structure Engineering of Deep Foundations, Excavations and Tunnels


The fourth in the highly respected Short Course Series, A Short Course in Soil-structure Engineering of Deep Foundations, Excavations and Tunnels, focuses on the three major geotechnical challenges of static soil-structure interaction problems. Deep foundations – piles, barrettes, Multi-propped deep excavations and Bored and open face tunnels beneath cities.

This book gives both students and practising civil engineers an authoritative review of the state-of-the-art of designing deep foundations, excavations and tunnels. In addition, the case studies and numerical modelling presented will give valuable insights into the challenges of soil-structure engineering.


Part 1: Deep foundations – piles, barrettes
• Uses and types of piles and pile groups
• Vertical pile load transfer mechanism
• Failure load on piles: definitions, interpretation and criteria
• Establishment of new failure load criterion for large-diameter bored piles and barrettes
• Analysis, design and parameters
• Dynamic formulae
• Design of rock-socketed piles
• Case studies: rock-socket piles
• Pile instrumentation: a case study of a well-instrumented barrette in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
• Case studies: 15 full-scale loading tests on barrettes in Hong Kong
• Case studies: bored piles in weathered materials Hong Kong
• Settlement analysis of piles and pile groups
• Summary

Part 2: Multi-propped deep excavations
• Stress paths in relation to a deep excavation
• Plastic geo-structural analysis
• Preliminary design for deep excavations (short course notes)
• Instrumentation: a case study of a multi-propped excavation at Lion Yard, Cambridge
• Lateral pressure of wet concrete in diaphragm walls
• Stress transfer and deformation mechanisms around diaphragm walls
• Effects of modelling soil non-linearity and wall installation on back-analysis of deep excavations in stiff clay
• Comparison of Wall-Installation-Modelled (WIM) and Wished-In-Place (WIP) analyses with Mohr Coulomb model
• Prediction of ground movements due to diaphragm wall installation
• The prediction and control of displacements around deep excavations in Completely Decomposed Granite
• Summary

Part 3: Bored and open face tunnelling below cities
• Unsupported tunnels: theoretical assessment of the collapse of soil arches
• Modern tunnel construction techniques
• Principal design and construction requirements
• Case study: the Heathrow Express Trial Tunnel
• Finite element modelling of multi-tunnel interactions and tunnelling effects on adjacent piles
• Effect of ground movements on buildings
• Case study: Effect of the Jubilee Line Extension on the Big Ben Clock Tower
• Summary

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