Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering : Principles & Practices: International Edition

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Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices, 2/e, is ideal or junior-level soil mechanics or introductory geotechnical engineering courses. This introductory geotechnical engineering textbook explores both the principles of soil mechanics and their application to engineering practice. It offers a rigorous, yet accessible and easy-to-read approach, as well as technical depth and an emphasis on understanding the physical basis for soil behavior. The second edition has been revised to include updated content and many new problems and exercises, as well as to reflect feedback from reviewers and the authors' own experiences.
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  • Paperback | 816 pages
  • 180 x 231 x 37mm | 1,304g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131354256
  • 9780131354258
  • 896,846

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"I like the balance between the analytical and empirical aspects of foundation engineering. The coverage of both geotechnical and structural engineering aspects of foundation is also appealing." -Dobroslav Znidarcic, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER "The material is very current. The author stays on top of the profession and uses state-of-the-art information, techniques, and methods."-Roman D. Hryciw, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN "The coverage of the book is excellent, and it is well-grounded in the fundamentals of soil mechanics." -Ed Kavazanjian, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY "The book presents the practice side of foundation engineering in addition to the principles of design. Most textbooks present only the principles."-M. Sherif Aggour, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND "Interesting and very useful features of this book are: 1.) the List of Vocabulary, 2.0 the Summary of Major Points at the end of each chapter, and 3.) the use of both English and SI units-this is particularly important for empirical equations with built-in units."-Marte S. Gutierrez, VIRGINIA TECH
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Table of contents

Preface ixChapter 1 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering 11.1 Geotechnical Engineering Design Process 21.2 Historical Development 41.3 Modern Geotechnical Engineering 141.4 Accuracy of Geotechnical Engineering Analyses 161.5 A Pictorial Overview of Geotechnical Engineering 16Chapter 2 Engineering Geology 282.1 The Geologic Cycle 292.2 Rocks 302.3 Rock-Forming Minerals 352.4 Structural Geology 372.5 Weathering 432.6 Soil Formation,Transport, and Deposition 452.7 Rock and Soil as Geomaterials 56Summary 59Questions and Practice Problems 61Chapter 3 Site Exploration and Characterization 643.1 Project Assessment 653.2 Literature Search 663.3 Remote Sensing 673.4 Field Reconnaissance and Surface Exploration 693.5 Subsurface Exploration 693.6 Soil and Rock Sampling 823.7 Groundwater Exploration and Monitoring 873.8 Ex Situ Testing 883.9 In Situ Testing 893.10 Geophysical Exploration 1063.11 Synthesis and Interpretation 1083.12 Economics 1123.13 Geotechnical Monitoring During Construction 113Summary 113Questions and Practice Problems 115Chapter 4 Soil Composition 1214.1 Soil as a Particulate Material 1224.2 The Three Phases 1224.3 Weight-Volume Relationships 1244.4 Particle Size and Shape 1384.5 Clay Soils 1484.6 Plasticity and the Atterberg Limits 1514.7 Structured Versus Unstructured Soils 1554.8 Organic Soils 156Summary 157Questions and Practice Problems 158Chapter 5 Soil Classification 1645.1 USDA Soil Classification System 1645.2 AASHTO Soil Classification System 1675.3 Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) 1715.4 Visual-Manual Soil Classification 1805.5 Supplemental Soil Classifications 1825.6 Applicability and Limitations 185Summary 186Questions and Practice Problems 187Chapter 6 Excavation, Grading, and Compacted Fill 1906.1 Earthwork Construction Objectives 1926.2 Construction Methods and Equipment 1936.3 Soil Compaction Concepts 2136.4 Soil Compaction Standards and Specifications 2156.5 Field Considerations and Monitoring 2276.6 Suitability of Soils for use as Compacted Fill 2356.7 Earthwork Quantity Computations 2376.8 Lightweight Fills 2416.9 Deep Fills 243Summary 244Questions and Practice Problems 245Chapter 7 Groundwater-Fundamentals and One-Dimensional Flow 2517.1 Hydrology 2527.2 Principles of Fluid Mechanics 2557.3 One-Dimensional Flow Through Soil 2687.4 Flow Through Anisotropic Soils 284Summary 287Questions and Practice Problems 288Chapter 8 Groundwater-Multidimensional Flow and Applications 2958.1 Multidimensional Flow 2958.2 Flow Net Solution for Two-Dimensional Flow 2988.3 Numerical and Physical Modeling of Two-Dimensional Flow 3168.4 Two- and Three-Dimensional Flow to Wells 3208.5 Groundwater Control 3298.6 Contaminant Control and Remediation 3378.7 Soil Migration and Filtration 341Summary 350Questions and Practice Problems 352Chapter 9 Stress 3619.1 Simplifying Assumptions 3629.2 Mechanics of Materials Review 3639.3 Mohr Circle Analyses 3689.4 Sources of Stress in the Ground 3789.5 Geostatic Stresses 3789.6 Induced Stresses 3819.7 Superposition 3929.8 Effective Stresses 3959.9 Effective Stress Under Steady State Flow 4059.10 Stresses in Layered Strata 408Summary 409Questions and Practice Problems 410Chapter 10 Compressibility and Settlement 41910.1 Physical Processes 42210.2 Changes in Vertical Effective Stress 42310.3 Distortion Settlement 42610.4 Consolidation Settlement-Physical Processes 42710.5 Consolidation (Oedometer) Test 43210.6 Consolidation Status in the Field 44410.7 Compressibility of Sands and Gravels 44610.8 Consolidation Settlement Predictions 44810.9 Secondary Compression Settlement 46110.10 Crusts 46310.11 Settlement of Unsaturated Soils 46310.12 Heave Due to Unloading 46410.13 Accuracy of Settlement Predictions 464Summary 465Questions and Practice Problems 467Chapter 11 Rate of Consolidation 47811.1 Terzaghi's Theory of Consolidation 47811.2 Consolidation Settlement Versus Time Computations 48911.3 The Coefficient of Consolidation, 49911.4 Accuracy of Settlement Rate Predictions 50411.5 Consolidation Monitoring 50611.6 Other Sources of Time Dependent Settlement 51211.7 Methods of Accelerating Settlements 514Summary 518Questions and Practice Problems 520Chapter 12 Soil Strength 52712.1 Strength Analyses in Geotechnical Engineering 52712.2 Shear Failure in Soils 52912.3 The Drained and the Undrained Conditions 53612.4 Mohr-Coulomb Failure Criterion 53912.5 Shear Strength of Saturated Sands and Gravels 54512.6 Shear Strength of Saturated Clays 55012.7 Shear Strength of Saturated Intermediate Soils 56312.8 Shear Strength of Unsaturated Soils 56412.9 Shear Strength Evaluation 56412.10 Shear Strength at Interfaces Between Soil and Other Materials 58312.11 Uncertainties in Shear Strength Assessments 584Summary 585Questions and Practice Problems 587Chapter 13 Stability of Earth Slopes 59313.1 Terminology 59513.2 Modes of Slope Instability 59713.3 Analysis of Slope Stability 60413.4 Quantitative Analysis of Slides 60513.5 General Procedures in a Limit Equilibrium Analysis of a Slide 60613.6 Planar Failure Analysis 60813.7 Infinite Slope Analysis 61113.8 Swedish Slip Circle Method ( Analysis) 61313.9 Method of Slices 61813.10 Chart Solutions 62713.11 Miscellaneous Issues 62913.12 Seismic Stability 63113.13 Stabilization Measures 63613.14 Instrumentation 643Summary 648Questions and Practice Problems 649Chapter 14 Foundations 65514.1 Shallow Foundations 65614.2 Deep Foundations 658Summary 671Chapter 15 Spread Footing Design 67315.1 Bearing Pressure 67315.2 Bearing Capacity 67515.3 Settlement 68515.4 Spread Footings-Summary and Design Concerns 698Summary 703Questions and Practice Problems 704Chapter 16 Earth Retaining Structures 70916.1 Externally Stabilized Systems 70916.2 Internally Stabilized Systems 71416.3 Design of Earth Retaining Structures 717Summary 719Chapter 17 Lateral Earth Pressures 72017.1 Lateral Earth Pressures and Wall Movement 72017.2 Classical Lateral Earth Pressure Theories 72617.3 Equivalent Fluid Pressure 74217.4 Groundwater Effects 744Summary 747Questions and Practice Problems 748Appendix A Recommended Resources for Further Study 751Chapter 1-Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering 751Chapter 2-Engineering Geology 752Chapter 3-Site Exploration and Characterization 752Chapter 4-Soil Composition 753Chapter 5-Soil Classification 753Chapter 6-Excavation, Grading, and Compacted Fill 753Chapters 7 and 8-Groundwater-Fundamentals and One-DimensionalFlow and Multidimensional Flow and Applications 753Chapter 9-Stress 754Chapters 10 and 11-Compressibility, Settlement, and Rate of Consolidation 754Chapter 12-Soil Strength 755Chapter 13-Stability of Earth Slopes 755Chapters 14 and 15-Foundations and Spread Footing Design 756Chapters 16 and 17-Earth Retaining Structures and Lateral EarthPressures 757Appendix B Unit Conversion Factors 758English Units 758SI and Metric Units 758Conversion Factors 759Appendix C Field Identification of Soils 761C.1 Equipment 761C.2 Procedure 761C.2.1 Color and Smell 761C.2.2 Fine Versus Coarse Grain Determination 762C.2.3 Coarse Grained Soil Classification 762C.2.4 Fine Grained Soil Classification: Distinguishing Silts from Clays 763C.2.5 Completing Classification 765Appendix D Finite Difference Solutions to Flow Problems 766D.1 Finite Difference Formulation 766D.2 Application to Two-Dimensional Flow 769D.3 Solving Finite Difference Problems 772D.4 Applications Using Spreadsheets 773
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About Donald P. Coduto

Donald P. Coduto is currently a professor of geotechnical engineering and chair of the Civil Engineering Department at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, an M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Claremont Graduate University. He is an ASCE Fellow, a licensed Civil Engineer and a licensed Geotechnical Engineer, and has worked on a variety of geotechnical projects for both private and public sector clients. Dr. Man-chu Ronald Yeung is currently a professor of civil engineering at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1986, an M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering in 1987, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 1991, all from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining Cal Poly Pomona in 2005, Dr. Yeung had worked for several consulting firms and taught at several universities including Montana Tech, San Jose State University, and The University of Hong Kong. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, a member of the ASCE Rock Mechanics Committee, and the Treasurer of the Geotechnical Engineering Technical Group of the ASCE Los Angeles Section. He has been a registered Civil Engineer in California since 1994. Dr. William A. Kitch is currently an associate professor of civil engineering at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1982 and his M.S. in Civil Engineering in 1983, both from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 1991 from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a retired Lt Col in the US Air Force and had over 23 years of practicing engineering experience in both the private and public sectors. He is a registered Civil Engineer in California and Colorado.
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