Theory and Practice of Pile Foundations

Theory and Practice of Pile Foundations

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  • Includes innovative and easy to apply solutions for real pile problems
  • Contains world cases to demonstrate economy and efficiency of the design methods
  • Provides solutions in Excel and MathCad form online


Pile Foundations are an essential basis for many structures. It is vital that they be designed with the utmost reliability, because the cost of failure is potentially huge. Covering a whole range of design issues relating to pile design, this book presents economical and efficient design solutions and demonstrates them using real world examples. Coverage includes nonlinear response of single piles to vertical or torsional loading and to cyclic lateral loading, as well as prediction of nonlinear response of lateral pile groups, vertically loaded pile groups and the design of slope stabilising piles. Most solutions are provided as closed-form expressions.

Theory and Practice of Pile Foundations is:

  • illustrated with case studies
  • accompanied by practical applications in Excel and MathCad
  • the first book to incorporate nonlinear interaction into pile design.

A valuable resource for students of geotechnical engineering taking courses in foundations and a vital tool for engineers designing pile foundations.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Mechanism and Model for Pile-Soil Interaction. Vertically Loaded Single Piles. Time-Dependent Response of Vertically Loaded Single Piles. Design of Rock-socketed (Nonlinear) Piles. Laterally Loaded Elastic Piles. Laterally Loaded Rigid Piles/Piers. Laterally Loaded Free-head Piles. Settlement of Vertically Loaded Pile Groups. Laterally Loaded Pile Groups. Passive Piles. Field and Laboratory Monitoring.

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Editorial Reviews

"I think it is a very good book for researchers and graduate students for geotechnical engineering. The book includes the most recent theories for pile foundation, including static and cyclic loaded pile, and vertical and lateral loaded pile."
—Renpeng Chen, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

"Quite detailed review is given ... Results are rather updated, and some more advanced numerical results are given. ... This book can be a good text for postgraduates, as it presents more advanced concept and results to the readers."
—Y.M. Cheng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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