Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations

Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations : Basic Geotechnics

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For courses in Soil Mechanics and Foundations. Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics, Seventh Edition, provides a clear, detailed presentation of soil mechanics: the background and basics, the engineering properties and behavior of soil deposits, and the application of soil mechanics theories. Appropriate for soil mechanics courses in engineering, architectural and construction-related programs, this new edition features a separate chapter on earthquakes, a more logical organization, and new material relating to pile foundations design and construction and soil permeability. It's rich applications, well-illustrated examples, end-of-chapter problems and detailed explanations make it an excellent reference for students, practicing engineers, architects, geologists, environmental specialists and more.show more

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  • Hardback | 864 pages
  • 200.7 x 241.3 x 50.8mm | 1,610.27g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • United States ed of 7th revised ed
  • Illustrations, map
  • 0131145606
  • 9780131145603
  • 2,009,036

About David F. McCarthy

Undergraduate degree, BS in CE, Univ of Rhode Island, RI Graduate degree, MS in CE, Lehigh Univ, Bethlehem, PA Licensed Professional Engineer in several states (NY, PA, NJ, MA) Approximately 40 years of experience in the field of civil engineering consisting of an intermix of (i) geotechnical engineering consulting experience that includes early training with geotechnical firms, all related to private and public projects (field subsurface investigations and evaluations, foundations design, field construction, site improvement) involving building construction, highway and airfield construction, dams, earth retaining structures, environmental projects, and (ii) the teaching of college coursework in civil engineering programs (geotechnical engineering, soil and constructions materials testing, engineering mechanics, structural design).show more

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Table of Contents PART I: BACKGROUND AND BASICS 1. The Soil and Rock of Planet Earth: Geologic Overview 2. Soil Types and Soil Structure 3. Soil Composition: Terminology and Definitions 4. Index Properties and Classification Tests, and Soil Classification Systems 5. Site Investigations: Purpose and Methods, Information and Procedures Available PART 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 12. Earthquakes and the Affects PART III: APPLICATION OF SOIL MECHANICS THEORIES 13. Foundations: Introductory Concepts 14. Foundations: Design Considerations and Methods 15. Site Improvement: Earth Moving, Compaction, and Stabilization 16. Stability of Unsupported Slopes 17. Lateral Pressures and Retaining Structures APPENDIX A: Laboratory Procedure to Determine Coefficient of Consolidation Answers to Selected Problems Indexshow more

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