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I have the Das text, and it's pretty good as long as you don't encounter
anything outside of what Das covers.  If you get into something that doesn't
fit within what Das thinks you will encounter, it kind of leaves you out in
the cold with nothing to go on. To put it another way, it's kind of
"cookbooky".  If money were no object, our instructor would have used a big
thick Foundation Engineering Handbook by Hsai-Yang Fang that cost a medium
size fortune, and covered more things in more depth.  I wouldn't be throwing
out your Bowles book just yet.

My 2 cents worth

Conrad

----- Original Message -----
From: "Juan José Treff De la Mora" <jjtreff(--nospam--at)hotmail.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 2:46 PM
Subject: SHALLOW FOUNDATIONS


> Recently I had a talk with a friend and he kind of "opened my eyes"
> regarding foundations theory. I use Foundation Analysis and Design
> by Joseph E. Bowles as my reference in this matter. He claimed that it was
> "old theory" and that I should consider reading and using Principles of
> Foundation Engineering by Braja M. Das, that has newer info. We all know
> foundation design is more an art than a science but he mentioned some "out
> of fashion" things in my book (modulus of subgrade reaction, springs,
etc.)
> that made me think about his advise.
>
> Any thoughts or comments on this?
>
> JJ
>
>
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