Best Reference Books – Soil Dynamics and Machine Foundations

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Soil Dynamics and Machine Foundations subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Soil Dynamics and Machine Foundations along with reviews.

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1. “Dynamics of Bases and Foundations” by D D Barkan
2. “Vibrations of Soils and Foundations” by E E Rihcart

“Vibrations of Soils and Foundations” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of work featuring latest theory and recent developments in soil mechanics and foundations. The chapters cover various topics like design criteria and motions, vibratory motion, vector representation of vibratory motion, and single degree of freedom system. The book provides information on behavior of dynamically loaded soil, vibrations of foundations, isolation of foundations, laboratory measurements, and design procedure. The chapters present a variety of vastly improved techniques for field and laboratory determination along with the methods for field testing and soil prototypes. The book will be an asset for civil engineers and architects.

3. “Vibration Problems in Engineering” by S P Timoshenko

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Book Review: This book covers various concepts related to vibration theory and provides an introduction to many powerful and modern computational techniques. The book also describes the normal mode method that is used mainly for linear multi degree and infinite degrees of freedom systems along with many numerical methods that approach the nonlinear systems. The book also contains a separate chapter on finite element method that demonstrates how continuous system is used for analysis simplification.

4. “Soil Dynamics and Machine Foundations” by Swami Saran

“Soil Dynamics and Machine Foundations” Book Review: The book aims in covering all the major aspects and concepts of soil dynamics and machine foundation. The book covers various applications of reinforced soil under gravity and boundary forces. The chapters in the book describe topics like basic mechanism, strength characteristics, frictional characteristics, reinforced soil wall and reinforced backfills, foundation of reinforced soil, and randomly distributed reinforced soil. The book also offers various concepts in advance learning. This book is an excellent resource for students and professionals in civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering.

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5. “Soil Formation and Soil Moisture Dynamics in Agriculture Fields” by Pham Van Quang

“Soil Formation and Soil Moisture Dynamics in Agriculture Fields” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of work featuring latest theory and recent developments in soil mechanics. It presents a conceptual model for soil formation in order to display a link between soil hydrology and plant response. The chapters of this book are detailed and contain a vast theory on topics like dynamics in agricultural fields and dynamic process oriented models. The book focuses on sustainable production and will be a great source of learning for the students and professionals of geotechnical engineering.

6. “An Introduction to Soil Dynamics” by Arnold Verruijt

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“An Introduction to Soil Dynamics” Book Review: The book is a balanced piece of text, presenting both theoretical as well as practical concepts of soil dynamics. It clearly explains the fundamental principles and key concepts of soil dynamics. The chapters of this book contain full derivation of analytical solutions and state the main parts of computer programs that are used to calculate numerical data. The topics like wave propagation in saturated compressible porous media, approximate analysis of the generation of Rayleigh waves, soil layers to earthquakes in the deep rock, propagation of Love waves, line loads, strip loads, and moving loads are thoroughly explained. The book will be suitable for the students and professionals of soil dynamics at civil engineering, geophysics, and earthquake engineering departments.

7. “Practical Soil Dynamics: Case Studies in Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering” by Milutin Srbulov

“Practical Soil Dynamics: Case Studies in Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering” Book Review: The book focuses on presenting the latest information on practical approaches for dealing with the problem sets in realistic situations on soil dynamics. The book fills the gap between engineering codes and standards related to soil dynamics in earthquake engineering. It describes various important topics like main ground motion sources and properties, typical ground motions, recording, ground investigations and testing, soil properties used in simple analyses in detail. The chapters based on fast sliding in non-liquefied soil, flow of liquefied sandy soil, massive retaining walls, and slender retaining walls are included in this text. This book is an excellent resource for students and professionals in civil and geotechnical engineering.

8. “Handbook of Machine Foundations” by P Srinivasalu and C Vaidyanathan

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“Handbook of Machine Foundations” Book Review: The book aims in filling some of the gaps in the existing engineering codes and standards related to aspects of design, analysis, and construction of machine foundation. The book presents the extension of the existing codes and standards by adding new widely accepted analyses in engineering practice. The chapters in this book are nicely interpreted and cover important concepts like vibration theory applied to single, double and multiple degree freedom systems, periodic forces, and designs of framed foundations. The book consists of illustrative case studies and numerical examples. It will be beneficial for the practicing engineers, research scholars, and students of civil engineering.

9. “Foundations for Industrial Machines: Handbook for Practising Engineers” by Kg Bhatia and K G Bhatia

“Foundations for Industrial Machines: Handbook for Practising Engineers” Book Review: The book is recommended for practicing engineers, research scholars, and students of civil engineering. It will be equally important for the professionals of power, petrochemical, refineries, sugar, steel, cement, and textile industries. It presents the fundamental principles in designing, which are essential for machine foundations. The book features the latest theory and recent developments in the foundation of industrial machines. The chapters of this book are based on topics like dynamics of machine foundations systems, design parameters, design of foundations for real life, and construction aspects. To give better practical knowledge and relatable content to the readers many case studies are included in this book.

10. “Foundations of Knowledge Acquisition” by Chipman Meyrowitz

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“Foundations of Knowledge Acquisition” Book Review: The book is a fully updated and revised piece of writing, featuring latest information and recent research on machine learning and artificial intelligence. It covers major concepts and topics of machine learning namely, interference, self-models, problem solving, genetic algorithms, computational learning theories, and scientific theories. The book highlights several applications of machine learning in various fields. Computer programs are also included to describe the result. The book focuses on significant processes in machine learning, and cognitive modules of complex machine learning. The book is an excellent resource for the students of computer science.

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