Craig's Soil Mechanics, Seventh Edition

Author: R.F. Craig

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415327022

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 2347

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

Calculations, Principles, and Methods

Author: Victor Kaliakin

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128014849

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 462

View: 2299

Soil Mechanics: Calculations, Principles, and Methods provides expert insights into the nature of soil mechanics through the use of calculation and problem-solving techniques. This informed reference begins with basic principles and calculations, illustrating physical meanings of the unit weight of soil, specific gravity, water content, void ratio, porosity, saturation, and their typical values. This is followed by calculations that illustrate the need for soil identification, classification, and ways to obtain soil particle size distribution, including sizes smaller than 0.075mm, performance, and the use of liquid and plastic limit tests. The book goes on to provide expert coverage regarding the use of soil identification and classification systems (both Unified Soil Classification System and AASHTO), and also includes applications concerning soil compaction and field applications, hydraulic conductivity and seepage, soil compressibility and field application, and shear strength and field application. Presents common methods used for calculating soil relationships Covers soil compressibility and field application and calculations Includes soil compaction and field application calculations Provides shear strength and field application calculations Includes hydraulic conductivity and seepage calculations

Soil Mechanics and Foundations

Author: Dr. B.C. Punmia,Ashok Kumar Jain

Publisher: Firewall Media

ISBN: 9788170087915

Category: Foundations

Page: 940

View: 7544

Basic and Applied Soil Mechanics

Author: Gopal Ranjan,A S R Rao

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122412239


Page: 774

View: 5521

Basic And Applied Soil Mechanics Is Intended For Use As An Up-To-Date Text For The Two-Course Sequence Of Soil Mechanics And Foundation Engineering Offered To Undergraduate Civil Engineering Students. It Provides A Modern Coverage Of The Engineering Properties Of Soils And Makes Extensive Reference To The Indian Standard Codes Of Practice While Discussing Practices In Foundation Engineering. Some Topics Of Special Interest, Like The Schmertmann Procedure For Extrapolation Of Field Compressibility, Determination Of Secondary Compression, Lambes Stress - Path Concept, Pressure Meter Testing And Foundation Practices On Expansive Soils Including Certain Widespread Myths, Find A Place In The Text.The Book Includes Over 160 Fully Solved Examples, Which Are Designed To Illustrate The Application Of The Principles Of Soil Mechanics In Practical Situations. Extensive Use Of Si Units, Side By Side With Other Mixed Units, Makes It Easy For The Students As Well As Professionals Who Are Less Conversant With The Si Units, Gain Familiarity With This System Of International Usage. Inclusion Of About 160 Short-Answer Questions And Over 400 Objective Questions In The Question Bank Makes The Book Useful For Engineering Students As Well As For Those Preparing For Gate, Upsc And Other Qualifying Examinations.In Addition To Serving The Needs Of The Civil Engineering Students, The Book Will Serve As A Handy Reference For The Practising Engineers As Well.

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: 2674

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.



Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120348389

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 5994

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

Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics

Author: Ian Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118848845

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 488

View: 9375

The 9th edition maintains the content on all soil mechanics subject areas - groundwater flow, soil physical properties, stresses, shear strength, consolidation and settlement, slope stability, retaining walls, shallow and deep foundations, highways, site investigation - but has been expanded to include a detailed explanation of how to use Eurocode 7 for geotechnical design. The key change in this new edition is the expansion of the content covering Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7. Redundant material relating to the now defunct British Standards - no longer referred to in degree teaching - has been removed. Building on the success of the earlier editions, this 9th edition of Smith’s Elements of Soil Mechanics brings additional material on geotechnical design to Eurocode 7 in an understandable format. Many worked examples are included to illustrate the processes for performing design to this European standard. Significant updates throughout the book have been made to reflect other developments in procedures and practices in the construction and site investigation industries. More worked examples and many new figures have been provided throughout. The illustrations have been improved and the new design and layout of the pages give a lift. unique content to illustrate the use of Eurocode 7 with essential guidance on how to use the now fully published code clear content and well-organised structure takes complicated theories and processes and presents them in easy-to-understand formats book's website offers examples and downloads to further understanding of the use of Eurocode 7

Soil Mechanics

Author: R. F. Craig

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 148993474X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 419

View: 3630

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 Fundamentals

Author: Isao Ishibashi,Hemanta Hazarika

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439846448

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

View: 6226

While many introductory texts on soil mechanics are available, most are either lacking in their explanations of soil behavior or provide far too much information without cogent organization. More significantly, few of those texts go beyond memorization of equations and numbers to provide a practical understanding of why and how soil mechanics work. Based on the authors’ more than 25 years of teaching soil mechanics to engineering students, Soil Mechanics Fundamentals presents a comprehensive introduction to soil mechanics, with emphasis on the engineering significance of what soil is, how it behaves, and why it behaves that way. Concise, yet thorough, the text is organized incrementally, with earlier sections serving as the foundation for more advanced topics. Explaining the varied behavior of soils through mathematics, physics and chemistry, the text covers: Engineering behavior of clays Unified and AASHTO soil classification systems Compaction techniques, water flow and effective stress Stress increments in soil mass and settlement problems Mohr’s Circle application to soil mechanics and shear strength Lateral earth pressure and bearing capacity theories Each chapter is accompanied by example and practicing problems that encourage readers to apply learned concepts to applications with a full understanding of soil behavior fundamentals. With this text, engineering professionals as well as students can confidently determine logical and innovative solutions to challenging situations.

Soil Mechanics

Basic Concepts and Engineering Applications

Author: A. Aysen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058093585

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 468

View: 3077

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.

Advanced Soil Mechanics, Fourth Edition

Author: Braja M. Das

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0415506654

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 634

View: 789

What’s New in the Fourth Edition: The fourth edition further examines the relationships between the maximum and minimum void ratios of granular soils and adds the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) soil classification system. It summarizes soil compaction procedures and Proctor compaction tests. It introduces new sections on vertical stress due to a line load of finite length, vertical stress in Westergaard material due to point load, line load of finite length, circularly loaded area, and rectangularly loaded area. The text discusses the fundamental concepts of compaction of clay soil for the construction of clay liners in waste disposal sites as they relate to permeability and adds new empirical correlations for overconsolidation ratio and compression index for clay soils. It provides additional information on the components affecting friction angle of granular soils, drained failure envelopes, and secant residual friction angles of clay and clay shale. Contains 11 chapters Provides new example problems Includes SI units throughout the text Uses a methodical approach The author adds new correlations between field vane shear strength, preconsolidation pressure, and overconsolidation ratio of clay soils. He also revises and expands information on elastic settlement of shallow foundations, adds a precompression with sand grains, and presents the parameters required for the calculation of stress at the interface of a three-layered flexible system. An ideal resource for beginning graduate students, the fourth edition of Advanced Soil Mechanics further develops the basic concepts taught in undergraduate study by presenting a solid foundation of the fundamentals of soil mechanics. This book is suitable for students taking an introductory graduate course, and it can also be used as a reference for practicing professionals.

Soil Mechanics

Author: T. William Lambe,Robert V. Whitman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471511922

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 553

View: 489

Soil Mechanics Found in Engineering Design

Author: A. Kaniraj,Shenbaga R. Kaniraj

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780074517147

Category: Foundations

Page: 698

View: 7276

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 and Geotechnical Engineering

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

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058092359

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 547

View: 1027

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

Basic Soil Mechanics

Author: Roy Whitlow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780582381094

Category: Soil mechanics.

Page: 571

View: 9575

CD-ROM includes spreadsheets, assignments, reference manual, glossary and quizzes.

Problem Solving in Soil Mechanics

Author: A. Aysen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780415383929

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 183

View: 6673

Written for university students taking first-degree courses in civil engineering, environmental and agricultural engineering, Problem Solving in Soil Mechanics stimulates problem-solving learning as well as facilitating self-teaching. Generally assuming prior knowledge of subject, necessary basic information is included to make it accessible to readers new to the topic. Filled with worked examples, new and advanced topics and with a flexible structure that means it can be adapted for use in second, third and fourth year undergraduate courses in soil mechanics, this book is also a valuable resource for the practising professional engineer as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students. Primarily designed as a supplement to Soil Mechanics: Basic Concepts and Engineering Applications, this book can be used by students as an independent problem-solving text, since there are no specific references to any equations or figures in the main book.

Selected Papers on Soil Mechanics

Author: A. W. Skempton

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727702050

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 281

View: 8019

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.

Soil Mechanics

Author: Michael John Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317901010

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 8419

First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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: 635

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.