Settlement Analysis 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 7.01 -
Soil Mechanics. This publication includes soil/ rock identification and properties,
field exploration, field testing, instrumentation, laboratory testing, distribution of
stresses, settlement analysis, volume expansion, seepage, erosion control, drainage filters,
slope stability and slope protection.
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, settlement of deep foundations and lateral load capacity of deep
- 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.
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 EM 1110-1-1904 - Settlement
USACE TM 5-818-1 - Soils and Geology Procedures
for Foundation Design of Buildings and Other Structures (Except Hydraulic Structures)
References to Settlement Analysis in other Publications
Bowles, J.E., Foundation Analysis and Design, 4th edition, McGraw Hill Book
Company, New York, 1988.
Jeyapalan, J. and Boehm R., "Procedures for Predicting Settlement in Sand" Settlement
of Shallow Foundations on Cohesionless Soils, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 5,
pp 1-22, ASCE, New York, 1986.
Lamb, T.W. and Whitman, R.V., Soil Mechanics, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.,
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.
Teng, W.C., Foundation Design, Prentice Hall International, 1962.
Wahl, H.E., "Tolerable Settlement of Buildings" Journal of the Geotechnical
Engineering Division, Vol. 107, pp 1489-1504, ASCE, New York, 1981.
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