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Dennis:
A book I've found helpful and not expensive is:
"Design of Shallow Foundations" by Samuel French, ASCE
Press. But its paperback and the print is small. 
Good Luck,
Irv   
 
  
> 
> I?m looking for a back to basic soils or foundation
> design manual to help me
> work out the algorithms that I need to write the
> spreadsheet. I think I
> understand how to find the center of mass based on
> the load distributions
> but would like to compare it against a text. My
> foundation design manuals
> that I used in school seem more than complicated and
> I am looking for
> something fairly straight forward.
> 
>  
> 
> If I would prefer, I would also like the text to
> cover other types of
> foundations; continuous wall foundations; friction
> piles, spread footings
> that are used installed below an existing foundation
> (remodeling situation);
> distribution of shear from eccentric loading
> conditions where new
> foundations are doweled or added to the existing
> etc.
> 
>  
> 
> Please post your favorite references for foundation
> design. I think the
> Retaining wall reference published by Huge Brooks is
> the best I?ve seen and
> I use this as a primer to refresh my memory on
> retaining wall design, but
> for the other conditions I am seeking a text rather
> than a reference for a
> computer program that will do the work for me. 
> 
>  
> 
> One of the problems with relying on computer
> software that I take for
> granted because I write most of my own tools is
> writing one that you have
> been used to designing by shortcut (for example a
> grade beam that takes the
> moment from each end at the base of a moment frame).
> I?ve designed these
> using a half page or less shortcut, but I want to
> restore my understanding
> of the basics as I have always done with code
> programs such as MultiLat?
> that assisted me to understand what was in the mind
> of the code writer while
> I was recreating the spreadsheet.
> 
>  
> 
> At nearly sixty years old, I am not too proud to
> want to return to the
> basics and admit that I forgot some of my elemental
> skills. Help me restore
> my memory by suggesting the reference that you use
> when you need to do an
> analysis manually that you have not done for a long
> time.
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Dennis
> 
>  
> 
> Dennis S. Wish, PE
> 
> California Professional Engineering ? C 41250 Exp
> 03/31/09
> 
> Structural Engineering Consultant
> 
> La Quinta California
> 
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