Advanced Soil Mechanics

ISBN-10: 0415420261
ISBN-13: 9780415420266
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Braja M. Das
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List price: $109.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 3/19/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Dr. Braja Das is Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento. He received his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in the area of Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of several geotechnical engineering texts and reference books and has authored more than 250 technical papers in the area of geotechnical engineering. His primary areas of research include shallow foundations, earth anchors, and geosynthetics. He is a Fellow and Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Life Member of the American Society for Engineering Education, and an Emeritus Member of the Chemical and Mechanical Stabilization Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council (Washington D.C.). Dr. Das has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the AMOCO Foundation Award, AT&T Award for Teaching Excellence from the American Society for Engineering Education, the Ralph Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Texas at El Paso.

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
Soil Aggregate, Plasticity, and Classification
Introduction
Soil-separate size limits
Clay minerals
Nature of water in clay
Repulsive potential
Repulsive pressure
Flocculation and dispersion of clay particles
Consistency of cohesive soils
Liquidity index
Activity
Grain-size distribution of soil
Weight-volume relationships
Relative density and relative compaction
Effect of roundness and nonplastic fines on e[subscript max] and e[subscript min] for granular soils
Unified soil classification system
Stresses and Strains-Elastic Equilibrium
Introduction
Basic definition and sign conventions for stresses
Equations of static equilibrium
Concept of strain
Hooke's law
Plane strain problems
Equations of compatibility for three-dimensional problems
Stresses on an inclined plane and principal stresses for plane strain problems
Strains on an inclined plane and principal strain for plane strain problems
Stress components on an inclined plane, principal stress, and octahedral stresses-three-dimensional case
Strain components on an inclined plane, principal strain, and octahedral strain-three-dimensional case
Stresses and Displacements in a Soil Mass
Introduction
Two-Dimensional Problems
Vertical line load on the surface
Vertical line load on the surface of a finite layer
Vertical line load inside a semi-infinite mass
Horizontal line load on the surface
Horizontal line load inside a semi-infinite mass
Uniform vertical loading on an infinite strip on the surface
Uniform strip load inside a semi-infinite mass
Uniform horizontal loading on an infinite strip on the surface
Triangular normal loading on an infinite strip on the surface
Vertical stress in a semi-infinite mass due to embankment loading
Three-Dimensional Problems
Stresses due to a vertical point load on the surface
Deflection due to a concentrated point load at the surface
Horizontal point load on the surface
Stresses below a circularly loaded flexible area (uniform vertical load)
Vertical displacement due to uniformly loaded circular area at the surface
Vertical stress below a rectangular loaded area on the surface
Deflection due to a uniformly loaded flexible rectangular area
Stresses in a layered medium
Vertical stress at the interface of a three-layer flexible system
Distribution of contact stress over footings
Reliability of stress calculation using the theory of elasticity
Pore Water Pressure Due to Undrained Loading
Introduction
Pore water pressure developed due to isotropic stress application
Pore water pressure parameter B
Pore water pressure due to uniaxial loading
Directional variation of A[subscript f]
Pore water pressure under triaxial test conditions
Henkel's modification of pore water pressure equation
Pore water pressure due to one-dimensional strain loading (oedometer test)
Permeability and Seepage
Introduction
Permeability
Darcy's law
Validity of Darcy's law
Determination of coefficient of permeability in the laboratory
Variation of coefficient of permeability for granular soils
Variation of coefficient of permeability for cohesive soils
Directional variation of permeability in anisotropic medium
Effective coefficient of permeability for stratified soils
Determination of coefficient of permeability in the field
Factors affecting the coefficient of permeability
Electroosmosis
Seepage
Equation of continuity
Use of continuity equation for solution of simple flow problem
Flow nets
Hydraulic uplift force under a structure
Flow nets in anisotropic material
Construction of flow nets for hydraulic structures on nonhomogeneous subsoils
Numerical analysis of seepage
Seepage force per unit volume of soil mass
Safety of hydraulic structures against piping
Filter design
Calculation of seepage through an earth dam resting on an impervious base
Plotting of phreatic line for seepage through earth dams
Entrance, discharge, and transfer conditions of line of seepage through earth dams
Flow net construction for earth dams
Consolidation
Introduction
Theory of one-dimensional consolidation
Degree of consolidation under time-dependent loading
Numerical solution for one-dimensional consolidation
Standard one-dimensional consolidation test and interpretation
Effect of sample disturbance on the e versus log [sigma]' curve
Secondary consolidation
General comments on consolidation tests
Calculation of one-dimensional consolidation settlement
Coefficient of consolidation
One-dimensional consolidation with viscoelastic models
Constant rate-of-strain consolidation tests
Constant-gradient consolidation test
Sand drains
Numerical solution for radial drainage (sand drain)
General comments on sand drain problems
Shear Strength of Soils
Introduction
Mohr-Coulomb failure criteria
Shearing strength of granular soils
Critical void ratio
Curvature of the failure envelope
General comments on the friction angle of granular soils
Shear strength of granular soils under plane strain condition
Shear strength of cohesive soils
Unconfined compression test
Modulus of elasticity and Poisson's ratio from triaxial tests
Friction angles [phi] and [phi subscript cu]
Effect of rate of strain on the undrained shear strength
Effect of temperature on the undrained shear strength
Stress path
Hvorslev's parameters
Relations between moisture content, effective stress, and strength for clay soils
Correlations for effective stress friction angle
Anisotropy in undrained shear strength
Sensitivity and thixotropic characteristics of clays
Vane shear test
Relation of undrained shear strength (S[subscript u]) and effective overburden pressure (p')
Creep in soils
Other theoretical considerations-yield surfaces in three dimensions
Experimental results to compare the yield functions
Settlement of Shallow Foundations
Introduction
Elastic Settlement
Modulus of elasticity and Poisson's ratio
Settlement based on theory of elasticity
Generalized average elastic settlement equation
Improved equation for elastic settlement
Calculation of elastic settlement in granular soil using simplified strain influence factor
Consolidation Settlement
One-dimensional primary consolidation settlement calculation
Skempton-Bjerrum modification for calculation of consolidation settlement
Settlement of overconsolidated clays
Settlement calculation using stress path
Comparison of primary consolidation settlement calculation procedures
Secondary consolidation settlement
Precompression for improving foundation soils
Appendix
Index

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