Book contents

  1. Prologue
  2. The Structural Eurocodes
  3. Basis of structural design
  4. General rules for geotechnical design
  5. Ground investigation and testing
  6. Ground characterization
  7. Verification of strength
  8. Verification of stability
  9. Verification of serviceability
  10. Design of slopes and embankments
  11. Design of footings
  12. Design of gravity walls
  13. Design of embedded walls
  14. Design of piles
  15. Design of anchorages
  16. Execution of geotechnical works
  17. Geotechnical reports



  1. Slope stability design charts
  2. Earth pressure coefficients
  3. Notes on the worked examples



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The Structural Eurocodes
Basis of structural design
Verification of strength
Design of footings

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Chapter 4. Ground investigation and testing

Chapter 4 discusses ground investigation and testing as described in Eurocode 7 Part 2, including: planning ground investigations; spacing and depth of investigation points; identification and classification of soil and rock; soil and rock sampling; groundwater measurements; field tests in soil and rock; laboratory tests in soil and rock; and testing of geotechnical structures. The chapter concludes with worked examples covering ground investigation for a hotel complex, including specification of field work, borehole logging, and specification of laboratory tests.

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