Bearing Capacity Publications Available for Free Downloading
FHWA RD-83-027 Link - Design and Construction of
Stone Columns, Vol. 1. Describes construction and design aspects of stone columns used
for ground improvement and stabilizing soils.
RD-83-027 - Design and Construction of Stone Columns, Vol. 2. Appendix of
volume 1 that describes construction and design aspects of stone columns used for ground
improvement and stabilizing soils.
NAVFAC 7.02 -
Foundations and Earth Structures. Main topics includes excavations, compaction/
earthwork/ hydraulic fills, analysis of walls/ retaining structures, shallow foundations and
deep foundations. This manual includes guidelines for braced excavations, excavation
stabilization, embankment compaction, underwater fills, cofferdams, uplift resistance,
foundation waterproofing and lateral load capacity on deep foundations.
- Soil Dynamics and Special Design Aspects. Main topics include soil dynamics,
earthquake engineering and special design aspects. Information pertaining to these topics
include machine foundations, impact loadings, dynamic soil properties, slope stability,
bearing capacity, settlement, vibratory compaction, pile driving analysis and field testing,
ground anchor systems, seismic design parameters, liquefaction, sheet pile walls and laboratory
TM 5-852-4 - Arctic and Subarctic Construction - Foundations for Structures.
The main topics are site investigations, foundation design, construction considerations and
monitoring for structures in cold weather. Includes material considerations, excavation,
backfill, inspection, slope stability, retaining walls, creep and bearing capacity.
EM 1110-1-1905 - Bearing Capacity of Soils
USACE EM 1110-2-2906 - Design of Pile
Foundations. Note: This publication does not have an appendix. For link to appendix,
USACE EM 1110-2-2502
- Retaining and Flood Walls. Note: This publication does not have an appendix. For link to appendix,
USACE EM 1110-1-2908 - Rock
USACE TM 5-818-1 - Soils and Geology Procedures
for Foundation Design of Buildings and Other Structures (Except Hydraulic Structures)
References to Bearing Capacity in other Publications
Bowles, J.E., Foundation Analysis and Design, 4th edition, McGraw Hill Book
Company, New York, 1988.
Broms, B.B., "Design of Laterally Loaded Piles,"Journal of the Soil Mechanics and
Foundations Division, Vol. 91, pp. 79-99. ASCE, New York, 1965.
Johnson, S.M. and Kavanaugh, T.C., The Design of Foundations for Buildings,
McGraw Hill Book Company, 1968.
Peck, R.B., Hanson, W.E., and Thornburn, T.H., Foundation Engineering,
John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1974.
Phukan, Arvind, Frozen Ground Engineering, Prentice Hall, Inc.,
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1985. This publication has information on soil classifications including a
frost susceptibility soil classification, ice descriptions, as well as physical, mechanical and thermal properties of frozen soils. Drilling, sampling and
testing are discussed. This book also includes a foundation design philosophy, and analysis of thaw settlement, shallow foundations, pile foundations,
roadways, airfields, utility systems, and slope stability.
Poulos, H.G., and Davis, E.H. Pile Foundation Analysis and Design, John
Wiley and Sons, New York, 1980.
Teng, W.C., Foundation Design, Prentice Hall International, 1962.
Vesic, A.S., "Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations," Foundation Engineering
Handbook, pp 121-147, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 1973.
Wang, M.C., Yoo, C.S., Hsieh, C.W. "Effect of Void on Footing Behavior Under Eccentric
and Inclined Loads," Foundation Engineering: Current Principals and Practices,
Vol. 2, pp 1226-1239, Northwestern University, ASCE, New York, 1987.
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