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Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7

The purpose of this book is to explain the philosophy set out in Eurocode 7, the new European code of practice for geotechnical design, and, by means of series of typical examples, to show how this philosophy is used in practice. This book is aimed at: * practising engineers, to assist them to carry out geotechnical designs to Eurocode 7 using the limit state design method and partial factors; * lecturers and students on courses where design to Eurocode 7 is being taught. It is envisaged that practising engineers, using this book to assist them carry out geotechnical designs to Eurocode 7, will have access to the prestandard version of Eurocode 7, ENV 1997 -I, so the authors have concentrated on the main principles and have not provided a commentary on all the clauses. However sufficient detail has been included in the book to enable it to be used on its own by those learning the design principles who may not have access to Eurocode 7. For example, the values of the partial factors and the principal equations given in Eurocode 7 have been included and these are used in the design examples in this book. To assist the reader, the numbering, layout and titles of the chapters closely follow those presented in Eurocode 7.
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1. Introduction.- 1.1 Basis of this Book.- 1.2 The Eurocodes and Eurocode 7.- 1.3 Other Relevant Standards.- 1.4 Principles, Application rules and Assumptions.- 1.5 Terminology.- 2. Basis of Geotechnical Design.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Design Principles.- 2.3 Design Situations.- 2.4 Durability.- 2.5 Geotechnical Design by Calculation.- 2.6 Prescriptive Measures.- 2.7 Experimental Models and Load Tests.- 2.8 The Observational Method.- 2.9 Geotechnical Design Report.- 3. Geotechnical Investigations and Geotechnical Data.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 Geotechnical Investigations.- 3.3 Geotechnical Parameters.- 3.4 Ground Investigation Report.- 4. Supervision of Construction, Monitoring and Maintenance.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 Supervision.- 4.3 Monitoring.- 4.4 Maintenance.- 5. Fill, Dewatering, Ground Improvement and Reinforcement.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.2 Fill.- 5.3 Dewatering.- 5.4 Ground Improvement and Reinforcement.- 6. Spread Foundations.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 Limit states for Spread Foundations.- 6.3 Actions and Design Situations.- 6.4 Design and Construction Considerations.- 6.5 Ultimate Limit State Design.- 6.6 Serviceability Limit State Design.- 6.7 Foundations on Rock.- 6.8 Structural Design.- 6.9 Design Examples.- 7. Pile Foundations.- 7.1 Introduction.- 7.2 Limit States for Pile Foundations.- 7.3 Actions and Design Situations.- 7.4 Design Methods and Design Considerations.- 7.5 Design of Piles in Compression.- 7.6 Design of Piles in Tension.- 7.7 Transversely Loaded Piles.- 7.8 Pile Load Tests.- 7.9 Structural Design of Piles.- 7.10 Supervision during Construction.- 8. Retaining Structures.- 8.1 Introduction.- 8.2 Design Approach.- 8.3 Comparison of EC7 and Traditional Approaches.- 8.4 Limit States.- 8.5 Actions.- 8.6 Geometrical Data.- 8.7 Design and Construction Considerations.- 8.8 Determination of Earth and Water Pressures.- 8.9 Ultimate Limit State Design.- 8.10 Serviceability Limit State Design.- 8.11 Anchorages.- 9. Embankment and Slopes.- 9.1 Introduction.- 9.2 Limit States and Design Situations.- 9.3 Design Considerations.- 9.4 Ultimate Limit State Design.- 9.5 Serviceability Limit State Design.- 9.6 Slope Design Examples.- Symbols and Abbrevations.

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