Principles of Geotechnical Engineering

ISBN-10: 0534551440
ISBN-13: 9780534551445
Edition: 6th 2006
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Description: Intended as an introductory text in soil mechanics, the sixth 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.  More...

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Book details

List price: $382.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 10/6/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Intended as an introductory text in soil mechanics, the sixth 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. With more figures and worked out problems than any other text on the market, this text also provides the background information needed to support study in later design-oriented courses or in professional practice.

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 Perspecive
Origin of Soil and Grain Size
Weight-Volume Relationships, Plasticity, and Structure of Soil
Engineering Classification of Soil
Soil Compaction
Permeability
Seepage
In Situ Stresses
Stresses in a Soil Mass
Compressibility of Soil
Shear Strength of Soil
Lateral Earth Pressure: At-Rest, Rankine and Coulomb
Lateral Earth Pressure: Curved Failure Surface
Slope Stability
Soil-Bearing Capacity for Shallow Foundations
Landfill Liners and Geosynthetics
Subsoil Exploration Answers to Selected Problems
Index

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