Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120348389

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 5238

This book introduces the basic principles of engineering behaviour of soils. The text is designed in such a manner that the syllabi of a core course in Soil Mechanics/Geotechnical Engineering I prescribed in the curriculum of most of the Indian universities is covered. While reading the text, student experiences classroom teaching–learning process. An emphasis is made on explaining the various concepts rather than giving the procedure. After reading this book, students should be able to: • Give an engineering classification of a soil • Understand the principle of effective stress, and then calculate stresses that influence soil behaviour • Calculate water flow through ground and understand the effects of seepage on the stability of structures. This textbook is primarily intended for the undergraduate students of civil engineering. Key Features • Numerous numerical solved examples • Objective Type Questions (with Answers) at the end of each chapter • Use of SI Systems of units

Craig's Soil Mechanics, Seventh Edition

Author: R.F. Craig

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415327022

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 9436

This seventh edition of Soil Mechanics, widely praised for its clarity, depth of explanation and extensive coverage, presents the fundamental principles of soil mechanics and illustrates how they are applied in practical situations. Worked examples throughout the book reinforce the explanations and a range of problems for the reader to solve provide further learning opportunities.

Soil Mechanics

Basic Concepts and Engineering Applications

Author: A. Aysen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058093585

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 468

View: 7043

A logical, integrated and comprehensive coverage of both introductory and advanced topics in soil mechanics in an easy-to-understand style. Emphasis is placed on presenting fundamental behaviour before more advanced topics are introduced. The use of S.I. units throughout, and frequent references to current international codes of practice and refereed research papers, make the contents universally applicable. Written with the university student in mind and packed full of pedagogical features, this book provides an integrated and comprehensive coverage of both introductory and advanced topics in soil mechanics. It includes: worked examples to elucidate the technical content and facilitate self-learning a convenient structure (the book is divided into sections), enabling it to be used throughout second, third and fourth year undergraduate courses universally applicable contents through the use of SI units throughout, frequent references to current international codes of practice and refereed research papers new and advanced topics that extend beyond those in standard undergraduate courses. The perfect textbook for a range of courses on soils mechanics and also a very valuable resource for practising professional engineers.

Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice

Author: Karl Terzaghi,Ralph B. Peck,Gholamreza Mesri

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471086581

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 549

View: 8226

One of the best-known and most respected books on geotechnical engineering, this updated version features expanded coverage of vibration problems, mechanics of drainage, passive earth pressure and consolidation. In the years since publication of the past editions there has been a proliferation of soil mechanics research, much of it irrelevant to engineering practice. It is the aim of the authors to bring order out of this confusion.

Soil Mechanics

Concepts and Applications, Second Edition

Author: William Powrie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1134385609

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 704

View: 2941

The aim of this book is to encourage students to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of soil mechanics. It builds a robust and adaptable framework of ideas to support and accommodate the more complex problems and analytical procedures that confront the practising geotechnical engineer. Soil Mechanics: Concepts and Applications covers the soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering topics typically included in university courses in civil engineering and related subjects. Physical rather than mathematical arguments are used in the core sections wherever possible. New features for the second edition include: an accompanying website containing the lecturers solutions manual; a revised chapter on soil strength and soil behaviour separating the basic and more advanced material to aid understanding; a major new section on shallow foundations subject to combined vertical, horizontal and moment loading; revisions to the material on retaining walls, foundations and filter design to account for new research findings and bring it into line with the design philosophy espoused by EC7. More than 50 worked examples including case histories Learning objectives, key points and example questions

The Emergence of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Author: Gordon Ward Wilson,A. W. Clifton,S. L. Barbour,National Research Council Canada

Publisher: NRC Research Press

ISBN: 0660172569

Category: Soil mechanics

Page: 735

View: 4003

This publication is an assemblage of selected papers that have been authored or co-authored by D.G. Fredlund. The substance of these papers documents the milestones of both the science of unsaturated soil mechanincs and the career of the author during his tenure as a faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.

Soil Mechanics

Author: R. F. Craig

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 148993474X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 419

View: 3063

This book is intended primarily to serve the needs of the undergraduate civil engineering student and aims at the clear explanation, in adequate depth, of the fundamental principles of soil mechanics. The understanding of these principles is considered to be an essential foundation upon which future practical experience in soils engineering can be built. The choice of material involves an element of personal opinion but the contents of this book should cover the requirements of most undergraduate courses to honours level. It is assumed that the student has no prior knowledge of the subject but has a good understanding of basic mechanics. The book includes a comprehensive range of worked examples and problems set for solution by the student to consolidate understanding of the fundamental principles and illustrate their application in simple practical situations. The International System of Units is used throughout the book. A list of references is included at the end of each chapter as an aid to the more advanced study of any particular topic. It is intended also that the book will serve as a useful source of reference for the practising engineer. In the third edition no changes have been made to the aims of the book. Except for the order of two chapters being interchanged and for minor changes in the order of material in the chapter on consolidation theory, the basic structure of the book is unaltered.

Soil Mechanics

Author: T. William Lambe,Robert V. Whitman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471511922

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 553

View: 4163

Soil Mechanics

Principles and practice

Author: Graham Barnes

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137512210

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 584

View: 6498

This bestselling text provides students with a clear understanding of the nature of soil and its behaviour, and offers an insight into the application of principles to engineering solutions. With its comprehensive coverage and accessible writing style, this book is ideal for core university courses in geotechnical and civil engineering, as well as being a handy guide for practitioners. This fourth edition of Soil Mechanics includes: • Intriguing case studies from around the world, demonstrating real-life situations and solutions • Over 100 worked examples, giving an insight into how engineers tackle specific problems • A companion website providing further commentary on the Geotechnical Eurocodes • An integrated series of video interviews with practising engineers • An extensive online testbank of questions for lecturers to use alongside the book • Suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter to help with research • A range of new topics and deeper coverage of existing concepts • An improved layout and clearer presentation of figures

Problem Solving in Soil Mechanics

Author: A. Aysen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058095312

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 183

View: 9130

Although primarily designed as a supplement to Soil Mechanics: Basic Concepts and Engineering Applications, this book can be used as anindependent problem solving text, since there is no specific reference to any equation or figure in the main book and contains problems and fully-worked solutions. Written for university students taking first-degree courses in civil engineering, environmental and agricultural engineering, its main aim is to simulate problem solving learning as well as facilitating self-teaching. The special structure of the book makes it possible to be used in two, three and four year undergraduate courses in soil mechanics. As it includes new and advanced topics tis work book will also be a valuable resource for the practising professional engineer. Although readers are assumed to have prior knowledge in soil mechanics; necessary basic information is included in each worked example.

Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils

Author: Laurence D. Wesley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470376260

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 431

View: 8959

Introducing the first integrated coverage of sedimentary and residual soil engineering Despite its prevalence in under-developed parts of the United States and most tropical and sub-tropical countries, residual soil is often characterized as a mere extension of conventional soil mechanics in many textbooks. Now, with the rapid growth of construction in these regions, it is essential to gain a fuller understanding of residual soils and their properties—one that's based on an integrated approach to the study of residual and sedimentary soils. One text puts this understanding well within reach: Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils. The first resource to provide equal treatment of both residual and sedimentary soils and their unique engineering properties, this skill-building guide offers: A concise introduction to basic soil mechanics, stress-strain behavior, testing, and design In-depth coverage that spans the full scope of soil engineering, from bearing capacity and foundation design to the stability of slopes A focus on concepts and principles rather than methods, helping you avoid idealized versions of soil behavior and maintain a design approach that is consistent with real soils of the natural world An abundance of worked problems throughout, demonstrating in some cases that conventional design techniques applicable to sedimentary soils are not valid for residual soils Numerous end-of-chapter exercises supported by an online solutions manual Full chapter-ending references Taken together, Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils is a comprehensive, balanced soil engineering sourcebook that will prove indispensable for practitioners and students in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and geology.

Soil Mechanics Found in Engineering Design

Author: A. Kaniraj,Shenbaga R. Kaniraj

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780074517147

Category: Foundations

Page: 698

View: 7683

The book serves the interests and needs of designers, teachers and students of civil engineering. It provides the designers with specific design procedures and the relevant background material to understand the theory and methodology behind the procedures, their limitations and their relevance to the problem on hand. For teachers, this is a good resource book to teach more than one course in geotechnical engineering, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The students will find the book a good reference for several courses in geotechnical engineering and in their future professional career. The remaining part of the book, on soil engineering, covers all important problems typically met with in civil engineering practice. Applications of procedures are illustrated with numerous solved examples. Instances where the designer must use his own judgement are also brought out.

Soil Mechanics

Principles and Practice

Author: G.E. Barnes

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230366775

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 4766

Now Eurocode compliant – in line with the compulsory new design codes brought in across the EU and increasingly adopted worldwide. In Soil Mechanics, Barnes clearly sets out the principles of soil behaviour and shows how engineers have applied these solutions in practice, making this an accessible, highly readable and yet comprehensive textbook for core courses in civil and ground engineering, and a handy resource book for practitioners. This fully revised third edition: ■ is now Eurocode compliant, with a new chapter on the geotechnical Eurocodes ■ features worked examples incorporating the Eurocode limit state design principles, allowing readers to use the new codes confidently ■ includes a range of case studies that demonstrate key problems and how engineers have tackled them ■ uses clear diagrams throughout to illustrate key aspects of soil mechanics and photographs to enhance understanding The solutions manual can be found at

Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Author: D.L. Shah,A.V. Shroff

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058092359

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 547

View: 7948

Dealing with the fundamentals and general principles of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, this text also examines the design methodology of shallow / deep foundations, including machine foundations. In addition to this, the volume explores earthen embankments and retaining structures, including an investigation into ground improvement techniques, such as geotextiles, reinforced earth, and more

Soil Mechanics

A One-Dimensional Introduction

Author: David Muir Wood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521517737

Category: Science

Page: 239

View: 2868

"This introductory course on soil mechanics presents the key concepts of stress, stiffness, seepage, consolidation, and strength within a one-dimensional framework. - Consideration of the mechanical behaviour of soils requires us to consider density alongside stresses, thus permitting the unification of deformation and strength characteristics. Soils are described in a way which can be integrated with concurrent teaching of the properties of other engineering materials. - The book includes a model of the shearing of soil and some examples of soil-structure interaction which are capable of theoretical analysis using one-dimensional governing equations. The text contains many worked examples, and exercises are given for private study at the end of all chapters. - Some suggestions for laboratory demonstrations that could accompany such an introductory course are sprinkled through the book."--BOOK JACKET.

Geotechnical Engineering

Soil Mechanics

Author: John N. Cernica

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated


Category: Science

Page: 453

View: 1691

A comprehensive presentation reflecting the author's experience as a consultant on hundreds of projects, the book provides a perfect balance between theory and practical application. The study of the physical properties of soils is highlighted, focusing on the relevance of these properties and their effect upon soil strength, compressibility, stability and drainage. Incorporates new topics not found in current books such as geoenvironmental, geosynthetics and legal aspects. Includes scores of photographs, example problems and several case studies.

Soil Mechanics

Author: Roberto Nova

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118586980

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 6701

Knowledge of the behavior of soil mechanics is essential for forecasting the internal displacements and actions of any construction. This book, although theoretical at first glance, also offers a more practical scope, giving readers adequate tools to plan geotechnical projects correctly.

Selected Papers on Soil Mechanics

Author: A. W. Skempton

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727702050

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 281

View: 9841

This volume of selected papers by Professor A W Skempton is published to mark his 70th birthday on 4th June 1984. In making the selection of papers we aimed to show Skempton's breadth of interest and achievement in the general field of soilmechanics and to include papers that the practising engineer, research worker and student will find of value to have to hand. For the early papers the selection was influenced by a historical interest in addition to intrinsic merit. As well as advancing the subject they reflect and are, on occasion, constrained by what was known at the time. This is well illustrated by the development of effective stress ideas in the context of the stability of slopes. The chosen papers are reproduced chronologically, all but two falling neatly into three subject groups: soil properties, stability of slopes, and foundations.