Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

New Approahes in Foundation Engineering

Salih Yilmaz

Earthquake Engineering Assosciation of Turkey

A pioneering researcher in earthquake engineering, former chairman of IKCU Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Izmir, conducted several research projects. Previously he served the University of Texas at Austin as a research associate.


Soil Properties Soil Tests Foundation Safety Foundation Types Soil Failure Liquefaction Drainage Problems Ground Improvement Materials Equipment of Foundation Engineering Innovative Geomaterials Accidents in Construction Site Measures for Safety

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Foundation engineering has matured over the past decades. This process has taken this engineering discipline from its civil engineering roots through the integration of earth sciences, geotechnical engineering, structural mechanics, numerical and probabilistic mathematics, artificial intelligence into what we today know as foundation engineering.

Foundation engineering is a branch of geotechnical engineering which applies soil mechanics, structural engineering, and project serviceability requirements for the design and construction of foundations for onshore, offshore, and in-land structures. Foundation engineering is not a routine procedure, but an art of civil engineering because well-designed and constructed foundations continue to perform efficiently through the lifetime of a project. The major task and goal of a foundation engineer are to create a technically sound, construction-feasible, and economical design of the foundation system to support the superstructure.

Building systems evolved significantly during past decades increasing sizes, while people still living in disaster-prone areas of the world. This also forces geotechnical engineers more to find innovative solutions to the emerging needs of the construction industry. This book aims to present well practices of recent foundation engineering approaches of both researchers and practicing engineers.

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Date completed: September 9th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: October 7th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: December 6th 2021

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About the editor

Salih Yilmaz

Earthquake Engineering Assosciation of Turkey

Dr. Yılmaz graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering of Middle East Technical University, Turkey, in 2001 and received his PhD in Civil Engineering from Pamukkale University in 2007. After serving for Pamukkale University as a research assistant and lecturer, he transferred to Katip Celebi University, where Dr. Yılmaz founded the Department of Civil Engineering and Earthquake Engineering Research Center of Izmir Katip Celebi University in 2012 and 2014. He served Katip Celebi and Pamukkale University as faculty member, and the University of Texas at Austin as research associate. Dr. Yılmaz involved in several research projects at national and international level and provided consultancy for many companies. Dr. Yilmaz is now serving the society as a practicing structural and geotechnical engineer. Dr. Yilmaz interested in foundation based structural damages, seismic performance of existing buildings and geotechnical structures, soil improvement and foundation strenthening and artificial intelligance applications in geotechnical engineering.

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