Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations

Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations : Basic Geotechnics

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For undergraduate courses in Civil Engineering Technology and Civil Technology, Environmental Engineering, Construction Management, Architectural Engineering and all other applications-oriented engineering courses in Soil Mechanics/Foundations, Soils Engineering, and Geotechnical Engineering.Written by an experienced professor/practitioner, this popular introductory book provides coverage on a broad range of state-of-the-art geotechnics material accepted and used by today's engineering professionals. Easy to understand and loaded with illustrative examples, it explores everything from the most basic of concepts to the latest developments, giving students a real-life working knowledge of soil mechanics and foundations. The philosophy and logic of soils and foundations is discussed in practical terms to enhance understanding, and a presentation of design charts, tables, and equations-utilized by today's practitioners-encompasses not just the nuts and bolts, but explicit instructions and applications as well.
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  • Hardback | 788 pages
  • 189 x 247.9 x 33.3mm | 1,365.33g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0130303836
  • 9780130303837

Table of contents

I. BACKGROUND AND BASICS. 1. The Soil and Rock of Planet Earth: Geologic Overview. 2. Soil Composition: Terminology and Definitions. 3. Soil Types and Soil Structure. 4. Index Properties and Classification Tests, and Soil Classification Systems. 5. Site Investigations: Purpose and Methods, Information and Procedures Available. II. ENGINEERING PROPERTIES AND BEHAVIOR OF SOIL DEPOSITS. 6. Movement of Water through Soil: Basic Hydrogeology, Subsurface Flow, Permeability, Capillarity. 7. Movement of Water through Soil: Practical Effects: Seepage, Drainage, Frost Heave, Contamination. 8. Combined Stresses in Soil Masses: Stress at a Point and Mohr's Circle. 9. Subsurface Stresses. 10. Settlement: Soil Compression, Volume Distortion, Consolidation. 11. Shear Strength Theory. III. APPLICATION OF SOIL MECHANICS THEORIES. 12. Foundations: Introductory Concepts. 13. Foundations: Design Considerations and Methods. 14. Site Improvement: Earth Moving, Compaction, and Stabilization. 15. Stability of Unsupported Slopes. 16. Lateral Pressures and Retaining Structures. Appendix A. Application of LaPlace Equation to Flow Nets. Appendix B. Laboratory Procedure to Determine Coefficient of Consolidation. Appendix C. Mathematical Development of the Bishop Equation for Slope Stability. Bibliography. Answers to Selected Problems. Index.
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"Well presented, highly readable with understandable discussions and examples." -- Charles A. Matrosic, PE, Ferris State University
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