Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations Basic Geotechnics

ISBN-10: 0130303836

ISBN-13: 9780130303837

Edition: 6th 2002

Authors: David F. McCarthy

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For undergraduate courses in Civil Engineering Technology and Civil Technology, Environmental Engineering, Construction Management, Architectural Engineering and all other applications-oriented engineering courses in Soil Mechanics/Foundations, Soils Engineering, and Geotechnical Engineering. Written by an experienced professor/practitioner, this popular introductory book provides coverage on a broad range of state-of-the-art geotechnics material accepted and used by today's engineering professionals. Easy to understand and loaded with illustrative examples, it explores everything from the most basic of concepts to the latest developments, giving students a real-life working knowledge of soil mechanics and foundations. The philosophy and logic of soils and foundations is discussed in practical terms to enhance understanding, and a presentation of design charts, tables, and equationsutilized by today's practitionersencompasses not just the nuts and bolts, but explicit instructions and applications as well.
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List price: $102.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 788
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Background and Basics
The Soil and Rock of Planet Earth: Geologic Overview
Soil Composition: Terminology and Definitions
Soil Types and Soil Structure
Index Properties and Classification Tests, and Soil Classification Systems
Site Investigations: Purpose and Methods, Information and Procedures Available
Engineering Properties and Behavior of Soil Deposits
Movement of Water Through Soil: Basic Hydrogeology, Subsurface Flow, Permeability, Capillarity
Movement of Water Through Soil: Practical Effects: Seepage, Drainage, Frost Heave, Contamination
Combined Stresses in Soil Masses: Stress At a Point and Mohr's Circle
Subsurface Stresses
Settlement: Soil Compression, Volume Distortion, Consolidation
Shear Strength Theory
Application of Soil Mechanics Theories
Foundations: Introductory Concepts
Foundations: Design Considerations and Methods
Site Improvement: Earth Moving, Compaction, and Stabilization
Stability of Unsupported Slopes
Lateral Pressures and Retaining Structures
Application of LaPlace Equation to Flow Nets
Laboratory Procedure to Determine Coefficient of Consolidation
Mathematical Development of the Bishop Equation for Slope Stability
Answers to Selected Problems
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