Chapter 8

Soil Investigation and Pile Design

Abstract

Site investigation is considered the first essential operation to be performed in the analysis, design, and choice of a foundation. Such investigation provides the necessary information about geological, physical, and geotechnical properties of soil, which are prerequisites to a safe and economical construction of all civil engineering works.

Keywords

Investigation; pipe design; soil boring; retaining wall design

8.1 Introduction

Site investigation is considered the first essential operation to be performed in the analysis, design, and choice of a foundation. Such investigation provides the necessary information about geological, physical, and geotechnical properties of soil, which are ...

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