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Design Guidelines and Solutions for Practical Geotechnical Engineers, 1st ed. 2020 Sustainable Civil Infrastructures Series

Langue : Anglais

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This book presents a set of design guidelines for various problems that practical engineers face. The author, who has been involved in geotechnical and multidisciplinary civil practical works, shares his own experience as well as that of consulting and contracting authors.  

There are many published books that briefly describe geotechnical structures and in particular the physical properties of soil, but most of them are basically presented to the experts or researchers. Few books were published for the practical engineers, but they just discuss a limited number of solutions for specific geotechnical works in a specific project or some projects. Generally, there are not many books for practical engineers, which combine various geotechnical works and present a set of design guidelines for various problems. As a result, the need for publishing this practical design book arose.

Moreover, many consulting and contracting companies, chairpersons, and consulting engineers consider their ways of design and design guidelines as a trade secret. In this book, the author breaks this rule and shares his knowledge with practical engineers. He also presents his practical experience in solving the geotechnical problems gathered from different consulting offices, engineers and contracting companies in the Middle East. To make it a cutting-edge-book, and in cooperation with the international experts and consulting bureaus, the author also combines some international solutions for global geotechnical problems using the international codes of practice. 

Detailed Table of Contents:


Chapter (1):

High-Retaining Structures

1-1.        General Guidelines, and Steps of thinking

1-2.        Cantilever Retaining Wall

1-3.        Retaining Wall With Relief Shelves Or Friction Slab

1-4.    &nb

sp;   Soil Reinforcement and Geosynthetics

1-5.        Deep Excavation

1-5.1.             Diaphragm wall

1-5.2.             Retaining Piles

1-5.2.1.     Secant

1-5.2.2.     Tangent

1-5.3.             Sheet Pile Wall

1-5.3.1.     Cantilever Wall

1-5.3.2.     Fixed-Free Wall

1-5.3.3.     Fixed-Hinged Wall


Cellular Coffer Dams


Chapter (2): Piles Practical Design’s Ways

2-1.        Types of Piles and Which of Which to be selected

2-2.   &nbs

p;    General Guidelines, and Steps of thinking


Small Diameter Piles Design’s Guidelines “D<60 cm”

2-4.        Large Diameter Piles Design’s Guidelines “D>=60 cm”

2-5.        Pile Cap, Structural Design Guidelines


Chapter (3): Differential Settlement’s Practical Solutions for Shallow Foundations


Notes for the Differential Settlement and Contact Stress Calculations.

3-2.        Some ways of solution during the

design process

3-3.        Some Ways of solution after Constructing


General Guidelines for a Successful Superstructure’s Design satisfying the differential settlement


Chapter (4):

Raft Foundation’s Practical Solutions


General Guidelines, and Steps of Solution

4-2.        Modulus of Subgrade Reactions’ Practical Calculations

4-3.        Guidelines on the settlement and differential settlement calculations

4-4. &nbs

p;      Raft on Piles General Design’s Guidelines


Chapter (5): Foundations on Problematic Soils

5-1.        General Definitions and Guidelines of the Problematic Soils

5-2.        Foundations on Expansive Soil

5-3.        Foundations on Collapsible Soil

5-4.        Foundations on Soft and Very Soft Clays

5-4.1   Notes on the Soft and Very Soft Clays


Guidelines for the Practical ways of Soil Improvement

5-4.3   Using Piles as a Solution

5-4.4   Sand Drains with Pre-loading Pressure


PVDs with Pre-loading Pressure

5-4.6   Vacuumed Pressure with PVDs

5-4.7   Lime, Cement, and the Injected Columns


Stone Columns


Chapter (6): Practical Guidelines for designing Culverts, Tunnels and Underground Tan


6-1.     General types and Guidelines for Culverts Design and the Analysis of a Case Study


     General types and Guidelines for Tunnels Design and the Analysis of a Case Study

6-3.     General Guidelines for Underground Tanks Design and Construction for Case Studies


Chapter (7): Dams Practical Design’s Guidelines

7-1.     General Notes on the Dams Types and Steps of Solutions


Some Case Studies Presented with the Important Analyses


Chapter (8): Practical Design of Towers’ Foundations

8-1.      General Notes on the Towers’ Foundations Types

8-2.        Simplified, Using Graphs, and Unusual Design’s Steps of Towers’ Foundations


Chapter (9):

Practical Design of Footings Using Strut & Tie Method

9-1.        Definitions and Notes on the Strut & Tie Method “STM”

9-2.        Guidelines for the Shallow Foundations and Pile-Caps Analyses using STM

Dr. Hany Farouk Shehata is founder and CEO of “Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt” (SSIGE), a research group that he created inside his Consulting Group. Hany is also Vice-President of EHE-Consulting Group in Middle East and Lecturer of Soil-Structure Interaction at El-Shorouk Academy, Egypt.

He had worked in the field of civil engineering for many years ago. He started his work in the field, during he was studying, in Bechtel Egypt Contracting & PM Company, LLC; he worked "by his hands" in culverts, small tunnels, pipe installation, earth reinforcement, soil stabilization, and small bridges. After that, he started his teaching, research, and consulting works in different professions. His specialties are concentrated on static and dynamic soil-structure interactions of buildings, roads, water structures, retaining walls, earth reinforcement, soil improvement, and bridges, as well as different disciplines of project management and contract administration. Hany is also the Managing Editor of the SSIGE/Springer journal “Innovative Infrastructure Solutions”.

Serves directly the practitioner engineers
Includes various design ways from high reputable consulting bureaus and contracting companies
Includes the step-by-step guidelines for designers and practical engineers of various geotechnical works

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