Principles of Geotechnical Engineering

ISBN-10: 0495411302

ISBN-13: 9780495411307

Edition: 7th 2010

Authors: Braja M. Das

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Intended as an introductory text in soil mechanics, the seventh edition of Das, PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING offers an overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedure. PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING contains more figures and worked out problems than any other text on the market and provides the background information needed to support study in later design-oriented courses or in professional practice.
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Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
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.

Geotechnical Engineering -- A Historical Perspective
Geotechnical Engineering Prior to the 18th Century
Pre-Classical Period of Soil Mechanics (1700-1776)
Classical Soil Mechanics--Phase I (1776-1856)
Classical Soil Mechanics--Phase II (1856-1910)
Modern Soil Mechanics
Geotechnical Engineering After 1927, End of an Era
Origin Of Soil And Grain Size
Rock Cycle and the Origin of Soil
Soil-Particle Size
Clay Minerals
Specific Gravity (Gs)
Mechanical Analysis of Soil
Particle-Size Distribution Curve
Particle Shape
Weight-Volume Relationships
Weight-Volume Relationships
Relationships Among Unit Weight
Void Ratio, Moisture Content, and Specific Gravity
Relationships among Unit Weight, Porosity, and Moisture Content
Various Unit-Weight Relationships
Relative Density
Comments on emax and emin
Plasticity And Structure Of Soil
Liquid Limit (LL)
Plastic Limit (PL)
Shrinkage Limit (SL)
Liquidity Index and Consistency Index
Plasticity Chart
Soil Structure
Classification Of Soil
Textural Classification
Classification by Engineering behavior
AASHTO Classification System
Unified Soil Classification System
Summary and Comparison between the AASHTO and Unified Systems
Soil Compaction
Compaction--General Principles
Standard Proctor TeSt. Factors Affecting Compaction
Modified Proctor TeSt. Structure of Compacted Clay Soil
Effect of Compaction on Cohesive Soil Properties
Field Compaction
Specifications for Field Compaction
Determination of Field Unit Weight of Compaction
Compaction of Organic Soil and Waste Materials
Special Compaction Techniques
Bernoulli's Equation
Darcy's Law
Hydraulic Conductivity
Laboratory Determination of Hydraulic Conductivity
Relationships for Hydraulic Conductivity--Granular Soil
Relationships for Hydraulic Conductivity--Cohesive Soils
Directional Variation of Permeability
Equivalent Hydraulic Conductivity in Stratified Soil
Permeability Test in the Field by Pumping from Wells
In Situ Hydraulic Conductivity of Compacted Clay Soils
Laplace's Equation of Continuity
Continuity Equation for Solution of Simple Flow Problems
Flow Nets.
Seepage Calculation from a Flow Net
Flow Nets in Anisotropic Soils
Mathematical Solution for Seepage
Uplift Pressure Under Hydraulic Structures
Seepage Through an Earth Dam on an Impervious Base
L. Casagrande's Solution for Seepage through an Earth Dam
Filter Design
_In Situ_ Stresses
Stresses in Saturated Soil without Seepage
Stresses in Saturated Soil with Upward Seepage
Stresses in Saturated Soil with Downward Seepage
Seepage Force
Heaving in Soil Due to Flow Around Sheet Piles
Use of Filters to Increase the Factor of Safety Against Heave
Effective Stress in Partially Saturated Soil
Capillary Rise in Soils
Effective Stress in the Zone of Capillary Rise
Stresses In A Soil Mass
Normal and Shear Stresses on a Plane
The Pole Method of Finding Stresses Along a Plane
Stresses Caused by a Point Load
Vertical Stress Caused by a Line Load
Vertical Stress Caused by a Horizontal Line Load
Vertical Stress Caused by a Strip Load (Finite Width and Infinite Length)
Vertical Stress Due to Embankment Loading
Vertical Stress Below the Center of a Uniformly Loaded Circular Area
Vertical Stress at Any Point Below a Uniformly Loaded Circular Area
Vertical Stress Caused by a Rectangularly Loaded Area
Stress Isobars
Influence Chart for Vertical Pressure
Compressibility Of Soil
Contact Pressure and Settlement Profile
Relations for Elastic Settlement Calculation
Fundamentals of Consolidation
One-Dimensional Laboratory Consolidation TeSt. Void Ratio-Pressure Plots
Normally Consolidated and Overconsolidated Clays
Effect of Disturbance on Void Ratio-Pressure Relationship
Calculation of Settlement from One-Dimensional Primary Consolidation
Compression Index (Cc)
Swell Index (Cs)
Secondary Consolidation Settlement
Time Rate of Consolidation
Coefficient of Consolidation
Calculation of Consolidation Settlement Under a Foundation
A Case History--Settlement Due to a Preload Fill for Construction of Tampa VA Hospital
Method of Accelerating Consolidation Settlement
Shear Strength Of Soils
Mohr-Coulomb Failure Criterion
Inclination of the Plane of Failure Caused by Shear
Laboratory Tests for Determination of Shear Strength Parameters
Direct Shear TeSt. Drained Direct Shear Test on Saturated Sand and Clay
General Comments on Direct Shear TeSt. Triaxial Shear Test--General
Consolidated-Drained Triaxial TeSt. Consolidated-Undrained Triaxial TeSt. Unconsolidated-Undrained Triaxial TeSt. Unconfined Compression Test on Saturated Clay
Empirical Relationships Between Undrained Cohesion and Effective Overburden Pressure
Sensitivity and Thixotropy of Clay
Strength Anisotropy in Clay
Vane Shear TeSt. Other Methods for Determining Undrained Shear Strength
Shear Strength of Unsaturated Cohesive Soils
Stress Path
Lateral Earth Pressure: At-Rest, Rankine And Coulomb
At-Rest, Active, and Passive Pressures
Earth Pressure At-ReSt. Earth Pressure At-Rest for Partially Submerged Soil
Rankine's Theory of Active Pressure
Theory of Rankine's Passive Pressure
Yielding of Wall of Limited Height
A Generalized Case for Rankine Active and Passive Pressures--Granular Backfill
Diagrams for Lateral Earth-Pressure Distribution Against Retaining Walls
Rankine's Pressure for c -f
Soil--Inclined Backfill
Coulomb's Active Pressure
Graphic Solution for Coulomb's Active Earth Pressure
Coulomb's Passive Pressure
Active Force on Retaining Walls with Earthquake Forces
Common Types of Retaining Walls in the Field
Lateral Earth Pressure:Curved Failure Surface
Retaining Walls with Friction
Properties of a Logarithmic Spiral
Procedure for Determination of Passive Earth Pressure. (Pp)--Cohesionless Backfill
Coefficient of Passive Earth Pressure (Kp)
Passive Force on Walls with Earthquake Forces
Braced Cuts--General
Determination of Active Thrust on Bracing Systems of Open Cuts--Granular Soil
Determination of Active Thrust on Bracing Systems for Cuts--Cohesive Soil
Pressure Variation for Design of Sheetings, Struts, and Wales
Slope Stability
Introduction--Modes of slope failure
Factor of Safety
Stability of Infinite Slopes
Finite Slopes--General
Analysis of Finite Slopes with Plane Failure Surfaces (Culmann's Method)
Analysis of Finite Slopes with Circular Failure Surfaces--General
Mass Procedure--Slopes in Homogeneous Clay Soil
Mass Procedure--Stability of Saturated Clay Slopes with Earthquake Forces
Mass Procedure--Slopes in Homogeneous Soil
Ordinary Method of Slices
Bishop's Simplified Method of Slices
Stability Analysis by Method of Slices for Steady-State Seepage
Other Solutions for Steady-State Seepage Condition
A Case History of Slope Failure
Morgenstern's Method of Slices for Rapid Drawdown Condition
Fluctuation of Factor of Safety of Slopes in Clay Embankment on Saturated Clay
Soil-Bearing Capacity For Shallow Foundations
Ultimate Soil-Bearing Capacity for Shallow Foundations
Terzaghi's Ultimate Bearing Capacity Equation
Effect of Groundwater Table
Factor of Safety
General Bearing Capacity Equation
A Case History for Evaluation of the Ultimate Bearing Capacity
Ultimate Load for Shallow Foundations Under Eccentric Load
Bearing Capacity of Sand Based on Settlement
Plate-Load TeSt
Landfill Liners And Geosynthetics
Landfill Liners--Overview
Compaction of Clay Soil for Clay Liner Construction
Single Clay Liner and Single Geomembrane Liner Systems
Recent Advances in the Liner Systems for Landfills
Leachate Removal Systems
Closure of Landfills
Subsoil Exploration
Planning for Soil Exploration
Boring Methods
Common Sampling Methods
Sample Disturbance
Correlations for Standard Penetration TeSt. Other In Situ Tests
Rock Coring
Soil Exploration Report
Answers to Selected Problems
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