Core Principles of Soil Mechanics

Core Principles of Soil Mechanics : (ICE Textbooks)

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ICE Textbooks provide clear, accurate and relevant information on the major principles of civil and structural engineering at a level suitable for undergraduate students worldwide. Divided into easily understandable modules, ICE Textbooks feature worked examples, practice questions and learning point summaries throughout.

This textbook covers the concepts of major topics in soil mechanics through a simple, practical approach for easy learning within in a limited timeframe. Covering the principles and recent developments of topics such as soil classification and characteristics, consolidation and compressibility, shear strength, stresses and fluid flow, the book is extensively illustrated, including worked examples throughout and a summary of key learning points at the end of each chapter as well as self-assessment question and answer sections.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15.24mm | 476.27g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations (black and white)
  • 0727758470
  • 9780727758477
  • 648,240

Table of contents

1. Geological and Basic Characteristics of Soil
2. Soil Classification
3. Stresses in Soil
4. Fluid Flow through Soil
5. Consolidation and Compressibility of Soil
6. Shear Strength of Soil
7. Thermal and Electrical Characteristics of Soil
8. Site Investigation
9. Compaction and Ground Improvement Techniques
10. Lateral Earth Pressures and Retaining Structures
11. Earth Slopes and Embankments
12. Shallow Foundations
13. Deep Foundations
14. Soil Arching and Buried Structures
15. Soil Dynamics and Machine Foundations
16. Pavement Geotechnics
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