Raft foundation book Raft foundation book IgBorges (Civil/Environmental) (OP) 2 Dec 16 02:09 hi! what best book to study raft foundation? thanks. RE: Raft foundation book BigH (Geotechnical) 4 Dec 16 05:07 I don't remember seeing a book exclusively to raft foundations - but I'd suggest a first view using M.J. Tomlinson's Design and Construction of Foundations RE: Raft foundation book JedClampett (Structural) 4 Dec 16 17:55 I'm not sure Fang and Winterkorn is still in print, but I know it dedicated a chapter to raft foundations. RE: Raft foundation book 2 avscorreia (Geotechnical) 4 Dec 16 19:15 Besides the general foundation books (Bowles, Coduto, etc), which have chapters dedicated to rafts, I know only the following exclusively to raft foundations: - Hemsley, Design Applications of Raft Foundations; - Hemsley, Elastic Analysis of Raft Foundations; - Sharat Gupta, Raft Foundations. Design and Analysis with a Practical Approach; - USACE, Design and Construction of Mat Foundations. The following articles/reports are interesting as well: - Poulos, Methods of analysis of piled raft foundations (2001); - Poulos, Piled raft foundations: design and applications(2001). Géotechnique 51, No. 2, 95-113. There's also an excellent webinar by Prof. Poulos in the ISSGME website: - http://www.issmge.org/media/recorded-webinars/meet... RE: Raft foundation book KootK (Structural) 4 Dec 16 22:07 Nice contribution avs. Several new ones in there for me. This is seismic focussed but still useful in general. I like to debate structural engineering theory -- a lot. If I challenge you on something, know that I'm doing so because I respect your opinion enough to either change it or adopt it. RE: Raft foundation book BigH (Geotechnical) 5 Dec 16 05:36 Thanks - I'm unfamiliar with Hemsley. Will look into it. Kurnian's Design of Foundation Systems has a 100+ chapter on raft and grid foundations. RE: Raft foundation book connect2 (Structural) 6 Dec 16 17:45 'Beams Plates and Shells on Elastic Foundations'. Vlasov and Leont'ev 'Stresses and Displacements for Shallow Foundations'. D. Milovic and the always ... 'Elastic Solutions for Soil and Rock Mechanics' Poulus and Davies plus to get faster to the point...NEHRP Technical Brief No. 7, 'Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Mat Foundations: A Guide for Practicing Engineers'. (2012) Top 2 you can get from Elsevier Publishing and part of their Developments in Geotechnical Engineering Series...they have a two for one sale going on right now. The two would cost you +/- $75 last two you can get off the internet free! If you really want to go nuts and believe you're God try, 'Advanced Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Structure Interaction Using Computer and Material Models', Chapter 4 Three Dimensional Applications. Desai and Zaman 2014 CRC Press. It's expensive can't remember what I paid, was over $200 new... fabulous references..very current. Did some one say Limit Analysis? Anyways going to try to make some money this afternoon. Have a good day.