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FOUNDATION ENGINEERING

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ISBN: 9788120326521    Publisher: PHI LEARNING PVT. LTD. Year of publishing: 2005     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 592        Language: English
Foundation Engineering is of prime importance to undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil engineering as well as to practising engineers. For, there is no construction - be it buildings (government,...Read more
Foundation Engineering is of prime importance to undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil engineering as well as to practising engineers. For, there is no construction - be it buildings (government, commercial and residential), bridges, highways, or dams - that does not draw from the principles and application of this subject. Unlike many textbooks on Geotechnical Engineering that deal with both Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, this text gives an exclusive treatment and an indepth analysis of Foundation Engineering.

What distinguishes the text is that it not merely equips the students with the necessary knowledge for the course and examination, but provides a solid foundation for further practice in their profession later. In addition, as the book is based on the Codes prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards, students of Indian universities will find it particularly useful.

The author is specialized in both Soil Mechanics and Structural Engineering; he studied Soil Mechanics under the guidance of Prof. Terzaghi and Prof. Casagrande of Harvard University - the pioneers of the subject. Similarly, he studied Structural Engineering under Prof. A.L.L. Baker of Imperial College, London, the pioneer of Limit State Design. These specializations coupled with over 50 years of teaching experience of the author make this text authoritative and exhaustive.

Intended as a text for undergraduate (Civil Engineering) and postgraduate (Geotechnical Engineering and Structural Engineering) students, the book would also be found highly useful to practising engineers and young academics teaching the course.

Key Features:

• Provides a lecture-based discussion of each topic, i.e. each lecture topic is given in one chapter.
• Each chapter has worked-out problems to illustrate the concepts discussed.
• BIS Codes are referred wherever found necessary.
• Simplified thumb rules are included, which are of great help to the practising engineers.
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About the author: P. C. Varghese
P.C. VARGHESE, M.S.; M.Engg. (Harvard); Ph.D., is a distinguished teacher, a well-known consultant and an established author. He had his postgraduate... Read more
P.C. VARGHESE, M.S.; M.Engg. (Harvard); Ph.D., is a distinguished teacher, a well-known consultant and an established author. He had his postgraduate education in soil mechanics at Harvard University, USA (under Professor Terzaghi and Professor Casagrande) and also in reinforced concrete design at Imperial College, London (under Professor A.L.L. Baker). As a teacher, he worked as one of the founding faculty member of three well-known universities--IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and University of Maratuwa, Sri Lanka (here, he also served as UNESCO Chief Technical Advisor). He has good field experiences as Assistant Soil Specialist, Hirakud Dam Project in Odisha, Construction Engineer at IIT Kharagpur and UNCHS Advisor to Buildings Department, Sri Lanka. As an author, he has written a number of textbooks in the field of Civil Engineering after his retirement while working as Honorary Visiting Professor, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai. Including the present book, he has written nine books--Building Construction, Foundation Engineering, Design of Reinforced Concrete Foundations, Engineering Geology for Civil Engineers, Limit State Design of Reinforced Concrete, 2nd ed., Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design, 2nd ed., Design of Reinforced Concrete Shells and Folded Plates, Maintenance, Repair & Rehabilitation and Minor Works of Buildings--all published by PHI Learning.
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