Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120348389

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 3400

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

Soil Mechanics

Basic Concepts and Engineering Applications

Author: A. Aysen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058093585

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 468

View: 3830

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 and Geotechnical Engineering

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

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058092359

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 547

View: 1131

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

Craig's Soil Mechanics, Seventh Edition

Author: R.F. Craig

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415327022

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 8879

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 Found in Engineering Design

Author: A. Kaniraj,Shenbaga R. Kaniraj

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780074517147

Category: Foundations

Page: 698

View: 5449

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

Author: T. William Lambe,Robert V. Whitman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471511922

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 553

View: 3360

Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics

Author: Ian Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118848845

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 488

View: 3506

The 9th edition maintains the content on all soilmechanics subject areas - groundwater flow, soil physicalproperties, stresses, shear strength, consolidation and settlement,slope stability, retaining walls, shallow and deep foundations,highways, site investigation - but has been expanded to include adetailed explanation of how to use Eurocode 7 for geotechnicaldesign. The key change in this new edition is the expansion of thecontent covering Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7. Redundantmaterial relating to the now defunct British Standards - no longerreferred to in degree teaching - has been removed. Building on the success of the earlier editions, this9th edition of Smith’s Elements of SoilMechanics brings additional material on geotechnical design toEurocode 7 in an understandable format. Many worked examples areincluded to illustrate the processes for performing design to thisEuropean standard. Significant updates throughout the book have been made toreflect other developments in procedures and practices in theconstruction and site investigation industries. More workedexamples and many new figures have been provided throughout. Theillustrations have been improved and the new design and layout ofthe pages give a lift. unique content to illustrate the use of Eurocode 7 withessential guidance on how to use the now fully published code clear content and well-organised structure takes complicated theories and processes and presents them ineasy-to-understand formats book's website offers examples and downloads to furtherunderstanding of the use of Eurocode 7 ahref=""

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: 3625

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

Author: R. F. Craig

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 148993474X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 419

View: 3290

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.

Basic and Applied Soil Mechanics

Author: Gopal Ranjan,A S R Rao

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122412239


Page: 774

View: 5061

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.

Problem Solving in Soil Mechanics

Author: A. Aysen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058095312

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 183

View: 2408

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.

Introduction to Soil Mechanics

Author: Béla Bodó,Colin Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118553888

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

View: 5950

Introduction to Soil Mechanics, Béla Bodó& Colin Jones Introduction to Soil Mechanics covers the basicprinciples of soil mechanics, illustrating why the properties ofsoil are important, the techniques used to understand andcharacterise soil behaviour and how that knowledge is then appliedin construction. The authors have endeavoured to defineand discuss the principles and concepts concisely, providing clear,detailed explanations, and a well-illustrated text with diagrams,charts, graphs and tables. With many practical, worked examples andend-of-chapter and coverage of Eurocode 7, Introduction to SoilMechanics will be an ideal starting point for the study of soilmechanics and geotechnical engineering. About the Authors Béla Bodó B.Sc., B.A., C.Eng., M.I.C.E, wasborn in Hungary and studied at Budapest Technical University, theUniversity of London and the Open University. He developed hisexpertise in Soil Mechanics during his employment with British Railand British Coal. Colin Jones B.Sc, C. Eng., M.I.C.E, P.G.C.E, studied atthe University of Dundee, and worked at British Coal where he andBéla were colleagues. He has recently retired from theUniversity of Wales, Newport where he was Programme Director forthe Civil Engineering provision, specializing in Soil Mechanics andGeotechnics. Also Available Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics 4th Edition J C Jaeger, N G W Cook and R Zimmerman Hardcover: 9780632057597 Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics 8th Edition Ian Smith Paperback: 9781405133708

Soil Mechanics and Foundations

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

Publisher: Firewall Media

ISBN: 9788170087915

Category: Foundations

Page: 940

View: 4338

Advanced Soil Mechanics, Fourth Edition

Author: Braja M. Das

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0415506654

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 634

View: 4773

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

Principles and practice

Author: Graham Barnes

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137512210

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 584

View: 4824

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

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: 9646

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.

Selected Papers on Soil Mechanics

Author: A. W. Skempton

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727702050

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 281

View: 4218

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.

Geotechnical Engineering

Soil Mechanics

Author: John N. Cernica

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated


Category: Science

Page: 453

View: 7658

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.

Theoretische Bodenmechanik

Author: Karl Terzaghi

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642532446

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 506

View: 4565

2 nung der durch Änderungen in der Belastung und in den Entwässe rungsbedingungen verursachten Wirkungen meist nur sehr gering sind. Diese Feststellung gilt im besonderen Maße für alle jene Auf gaben, die sich mit der Wirkung des strömenden Wasser befassen, weil hier untergeordnete Abweichungen in der Schichtung, die durch Probebohrungen nicht aufgeschlossen werden, von großem Einfluß sein können. Aus diesem Grunde unterscheidet sich die Anwendung der theoretischen Bodenmechanik auf den Erd- und Grundbau ganz wesentlich von der Anwendung der technischen Mechanik auf den Stahl-, Holz- und Massivbau. Die elastischen Größen der Baustoffe Stahl oder Stahlbeton sind nur wenig veränderlich, und die Gesetze der angewandten Mechanik können für die praktische Anwendung ohne Einschränkung übertragen werden. Demgegenüber stellen die theoretischen Untersuchungen in der Bodenmechanik nur Arbeits hypothesen dar, weil unsere Kenntnisse über die mittleren physikalischen Eigenschaften des Untergrundes und über den Verlauf der einzelnen Schichtgrenzen stets unvollkommen und sogar oft äußerst unzuläng lich sind. Vom praktischen Standpunkt aus gesehen, sind die in der Bodenmechanik entwickelten Arbeitshypothesen jedoch ebenso an wendbar wie die theoretische Festigkeitslehre auf andere Zweige des Bauingenieurwesens. Wenn der Ingenieur sich der in den grundlegen den Annahmen enthaltenen Unsicherheiten bewußt ist, dann ist er auch imstande, die Art und die Bedeutung der Unterschiede zu er kennen, die zwischen der Wirklichkeit und seiner Vorstellung über die Bodenverhältnisse bestehen.