Principles of Geotechnical Engineering

ISBN-10: 053438742X

ISBN-13: 9780534387426

Edition: 5th 2002

Authors: Braja M. Das

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Braja M. Das' PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING provides civil engineering students and professionals with an overview of soil properties and mechanics, combined with a study of field practices and basic soil engineering procedures. Through four editions, this book has distinguished itself by its exceptionally clear theoretical explanations, realistic worked examples, thorough discussions of field testing methods, and extensive problem sets, making this book a leader in its field. Das's goal in revising this best-seller has been to reorganize and revise existing chapters while incorporating the most up-to-date information found in the current literature. Additionally, Das has added numerous case studies as well as new introductory material on the geological side of geotechnical engineering, including coverage of soil formation.
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List price: $164.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Nelson Education Limited
Publication date: 9/10/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640

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
Origin of Soil and Grain Size
Rock Cycle and the Origin of Soil
Soil-Particle Size
Clay Minerals
Specific Gravity (G[subscript s])
Mechanical Analysis of Soil
Particle-Size Distribution Curve
Particle Shape
Weight--Volume Relationships, Plasticity, and Structure of Soil
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
Consistency of Soil--Atterberg Limits
Liquid Limit (LL)
Plastic Limit (PL)
Shrinkage Limit (SL)
Liquidity Index and Consistency Index
Plasticity Chart
Soil Structure
Engineering Classification of Soil
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
Field Compaction
Specifications for Field Compaction
Determination of Field Unit Weight of Compaction
Compaction of Organic Soil and Waste Materials
Special Compaction Techniques
Summary and General Comments
Bernoulli's Equation
Darcy's Law
Hydraulic Conductivity
Laboratory Determination of Hydraulic Conductivity
Empirical Relations for Hydraulic Conductivity
Directional Variation of Permeability
Equivalent Hydraulic Conductivity in Stratified Soil
Hydraulic Conductivity of Compacted Clayey Soils
Considerations for Hydraulic Conductivity of Clayey Soils in Field Compaction
Moisture Content--Unit Weight Criteria for Clay Liner Construction
Permeability Test in the Field by Pumping from Wells
In Situ Hydraulic Conductivity of Compacted Clay Soils
Summary and General Comments
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 Soil
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
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
Use of Filters to Increase the Factor of Safety Against Heave
Selection of Filter Material
Capillary Rise in Soils
Effective Stress in the Zone of Capillary Rise
Summary and General Comments
Stresses in a Soil Mass
Normal and Shear Stresses on a Plane
Stress Caused by a Point Load
Vertical Stress Caused by a 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
Influence Chart for Vertical Pressure
Summary and General Comments
Compressibility of Soil
Contact Pressure and Settlement Profile
Relations for Immediate Settlement Calculation
Improved Relationship for Immediate Settlement
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 (C[subscript c]) and Swell Index (C[subscript s])
Secondary Consolidation Settlement
Time Rate of Consolidation
Coefficient of Consolidation
Calculation of Consolidation Settlement Under a Foundation
Method of Accelerating Consolidation Settlement
Summary and General Comments
Shear Strength of Soil
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
Stress Path
Vane Shear Test
Other Methods for Determining Undrained Shear Strength
Sensitivity and Thixotropy of Clay
Empirical Relationships Between Undrained Cohesion (c[subscript u]) and Effective Overburden Pressure ([sigma]'[subscript o])
Shear Strength of Unsaturated Cohesive Soils
Summary and General Comments
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
Lateral Pressure on Retaining Walls from Surcharges--Based on Theory of Elasticity
Rankine's Theory of Active Pressure
Theory of Rankine's Passive Pressure
Yielding of Wall of Limited Height
Diagrams for Lateral Earth Pressure Distribution Against Retaining Walls
Rankine Active and Passive Pressure with Sloping Backfill
Coulomb's Active Pressure
Graphic Solution for Coulomb's Active Earth Pressure
Active Force on Retaining Walls with Earthquake Forces
P[subscript ae] for c'-[phi]' Soil Backfill
Coulomb's Passive Pressure
Passive Force on Retaining Walls with Earthquake Forces
Summary and General Comments
Lateral Earth Pressure--Curved Failure Surface
Retaining Walls with Friction
Properties of a Logarithmic Spiral
Procedure for Determination of Passive Earth Pressure, P[subscript p] (Cohesionless Backfill)
Coefficient of Passive Earth Pressure, K[subscript p]
Passive Force on Walls with Earthquake Forces
Braced Cuts--General
Determination of Active Thrust on Bracing Systems of Open Cuts in Granular Soil
Determination of Active Thrust on Bracing Systems for Cuts in Cohesive Soil
Pressure Variation for Design of Sheetings, Struts, and Wales
Dynamic Earth Pressure Distribution Behind a Wall Rotating About the Top
Slope Stability
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 with [phi] = 0
Mass Procedure for Stability of Saturated Clay Slopes ([phi] = 0 condition) with Earthquake Forces
Mass Procedure--Slopes in Homogeneous c'-[phi]' Soil
Ordinary Method of Slices
Bishop's Simplified Method of Slices
Stability Analysis by Method of Slices for Steady State Seepage
Morgenstern's Method of Slices for Rapid Drawdown Condition
Cousin's Charts
Fluctuation of Factor of Safety of Slopes in Clay Embankment on Saturated Clay
Summary and General Comments
Soil-Bearing Capacity for Shallow Foundations
Ultimate Soil-Bearing Capacity for Shallow Foundations
Terzaghi's Ultimate Bearing Capacity Equation
General Bearing Capacity Equation
Effect of Ground Water Table
Factor of Safety
Ultimate Load for Shallow Foundations Under Eccentric Load
Bearing Capacity of Sand Based on Settlement
Plate Load Test
Ultimate Bearing Capacity on Layered Soil
Summary and General Comments
Landfill Liners and Geosynthetics
Landfill Liners--Overview
Single Clay Liner and Single Geomembrane Liner Systems
Recent Advances in the Liner Systems for Landfills
Leachate Removal Systems
Closure of Landfills
Summary and General Comments
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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