Soil behaviour and critical state soil mechanics. Limit analysis and cavity expansion methods. Subsurface exploration for foundation design. Shallow foundations: bearing capacity and settlement. Lateral earth pressure and retaining structures. Braced excavations. Static analysis and design of deep foundations. Construction and testing of deep foundations. Slope stability analysis.
An-Bin Huang is a Professor at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. He worked as a practicing geotechnical engineer for many years in Chicago before entering academia. He received the 1995 Distinguished Research Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan and was the 7th James K. Mitchell Lecturer of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Hai-Sui Yu is Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Leeds, UK, and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Prizes awarded to him include the Chandra Desai Medal of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics in 2008, the Telford Medal of the Institution of Civil Engineers London in 2000, the Trollope Medal of the Australian Geomechanics Society in 1998, an Overseas Master awarded by the Chinese Ministry of Education in 2013, and the Outstanding Contributions Medal of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics in 2014.
"The book puts particular emphasis on developing fundamental understanding of stress-strain-strength behavior of soils, and analytical skills related to engineering design of shallow foundations, retaining structures, braced excavations, deep foundations and slope stability analysis. With many illustrations and carefully designed examples, the book makes it particularly easy for readers to digest and consolidate these fundamental concepts, and be guided step by step through various analytical procedures." -- Gang Wang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology