Excavations and Foundations in Soft Soils by Hans and Berhane
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Excavations and Foundations in Soft Soils by Hans and Berhane

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Preface to Excavations and Foundations in Soft Soils PDF

The book is about soft soil engineering and is intended to serve the practicing as well as the research engineers.

The planning, design and construction of excavations and foundations in soft to very soft soils is always a difficult and challanging assignment to engineers.

The authors have tried to address some of these problems and challenges in this book. Beside the state of the art of soft soils, authors own research results and experiences from practical projects are presented in the book.

Special emphasis is also given among others on the presentation of several case studies coresponding to each topic treated in the book as well as a summary of the experiences in the determination of soil parameters for finite element analysis of geotechnical problems.

The book is illustrated by a wealth of photographs and diagrams. The reader is refered to chapter 1 for a general introduction to the content of the book, the motives and backgrounds of the book.

The aim of the authors is to give the readers an overview of the state of the art of material properties of soft soils and their application in excavations, different types of foundations and stabilization methods.

The authors emphasis, however, that the presence of soft soil in connection with construction measure should not a priori be classified as extremely difficult and strong cost intensive for the project.

By making use of an advance knowledge in soft soil engineering so far available in the field of geotechnical engineering, it is possible to reach at a technically safe and economically justifiable solution for a particular construction project.

The book is expected to contribute much in this regard. The authors are gratefully to their colleagues U. Berner, P. Becker, F. Böhm,

D. Fischer, M. Raithel, B. Soumaya and M. Witzel for leting us to use research results, geotechnical documents and measurement data.

Special thanks also go to Springer Verlag, the publisher, for meeting and complying with the author’s wishes.