Fundamentals of Soil Behavior

Fundamentals of Soil Behavior
  • Author : James K. Mitchell,Kenichi Soga
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Pages : 577
  • Relase : 2005-05-25
  • ISBN : UOM:39015060869339

Fundamentals of Soil Behavior Book Review:

The improved, new edition of the classic book on the physical properties of soil Fundamentals of Soil Behavior, Third Edition is the thoroughly updated, expanded, and revised edition of this highly distinguished publication in geotechnical engineering. Filled with useful tables and graphs illustrating correlations among composition, classification, state, and static and dynamic properties, this Third Edition continues the tradition of providing the latest information on the physical properties of soil and the fundamentals of its behavior over time. Students and busy professionals will connect with this new edition's timesaving, streamlined format and its greater emphasis on practical exercise problems involving advanced concepts of soil behavior. Other must-read features of this Third Edition include: New, expanded material on micro-mechanical behavior at the particulate level and its influences on engineering properties at the macro-scale A new chapter on time effects on soil deformation at different stress and strain levels New coverage of such important topics as environmental geotechnics, biological influences on soil behavior, soil fracturing, the effects of time, and geochemical problems Sets of questions and problems at the end of each chapter, a feature not available in prior editions Fundamentals of Soil Behavior, Third Edition is an essential text for graduate students and researchers as well as a peerless reference for geotechnical, environmental, and civil engineers and geologists.

Fundamentals of Soil Behavior

Fundamentals of Soil Behavior
  • Author : James K. Mitchell
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Pages : 590
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : UOM:39015048924115

Fundamentals of Soil Behavior Book Review:

Explains the factors which determine and control the engineering properties of soils--particularly volume change, deformation, strength and permeability. New to this edition: expanded coverage of residual and tropical soils, environmental aspects of soil behavior, material on partly saturated soils, revised treatment of direct or coupled hydraulic, chemical, thermal and electrical flows through soil.

Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Fundamentals of Soil Behaviours

Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Fundamentals of Soil Behaviours
  • Author : Annan Zhou,Junliang Tao,Xiaoqiang Gu,Liangbo Hu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 1008
  • Relase : 2018-05-10
  • ISBN : 9789811301254

Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Fundamentals of Soil Behaviours Book Review:

This book is the second volume of the proceedings of the 4th GeoShanghai International Conference that was held on May 27 - 30, 2018. The book, entitled “Fundamentals of Soil Behaviours”, presents the recent advances and technology in the understanding and modelling of fundamentals of soil’s behaviours. The subject of this book covers a wide range of topics related to soil behaviours in geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering and transportation engineering. The state-of-the-art theories, methodologies and findings in the related topics are included. This book may benefit researchers and scientists from the academic fields of soil and rock mechanics, geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, transportation engineering, geology, mining and energy, as well as practical engineers from industry. Each of the papers included in this book received at least two positive peer reviews. The editors would like to express their sincerest appreciation to all of the anonymous reviewers all over the world, for their diligent work.

Soil Mechanics Fundamentals

Soil Mechanics Fundamentals
  • Author : Isao Ishibashi,Hemanta Hazarika
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 334
  • Relase : 2010-12-14
  • ISBN : 9781439891254

Soil Mechanics Fundamentals Book Review:

While many introductory texts on soil mechanics are available, most are either lacking in their explanations of soil behavior or provide far too much information without cogent organization. More significantly, few of those texts go beyond memorization of equations and numbers to provide a practical understanding of why and how soil mechanics work.

Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils

Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils
  • Author : Laurence D. Wesley
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2009-08-24
  • ISBN : 9780470376263

Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils Book Review:

Introducing the first integrated coverage of sedimentary and residual soil engineering Despite its prevalence in under-developed parts of the United States and most tropical and sub-tropical countries, residual soil is often characterized as a mere extension of conventional soil mechanics in many textbooks. Now, with the rapid growth of construction in these regions, it is essential to gain a fuller understanding of residual soils and their properties—one that's based on an integrated approach to the study of residual and sedimentary soils. One text puts this understanding well within reach: Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils. The first resource to provide equal treatment of both residual and sedimentary soils and their unique engineering properties, this skill-building guide offers: A concise introduction to basic soil mechanics, stress-strain behavior, testing, and design In-depth coverage that spans the full scope of soil engineering, from bearing capacity and foundation design to the stability of slopes A focus on concepts and principles rather than methods, helping you avoid idealized versions of soil behavior and maintain a design approach that is consistent with real soils of the natural world An abundance of worked problems throughout, demonstrating in some cases that conventional design techniques applicable to sedimentary soils are not valid for residual soils Numerous end-of-chapter exercises supported by an online solutions manual Full chapter-ending references Taken together, Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils is a comprehensive, balanced soil engineering sourcebook that will prove indispensable for practitioners and students in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and geology.

Fundamentals of Soil Behavior

Fundamentals of Soil Behavior
  • Author : James K Mitchell
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 577
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 8126538538

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Rheological Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics

Rheological Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics
  • Author : S.S. Vyalov
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 577
  • Relase : 2013-10-22
  • ISBN : 9780444600561

Rheological Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics Book Review:

Soil rheology is a branch of soil mechanics investigating the origin of, and the time-dependent changes in the stressed and strained state of soil. The author of this book however interprets rheology as being the science concerned on the one hand with how the state of stress and strain is formed and altered in a body, and on the other, with the particulars of the body's behaviour failing to fit the traditional concepts of elasticity and plasticity. There are many instances where the actual behaviour of soil differs substantially from schematized concepts and by taking into account all the peculiarities of soil deformation, precise knowledge of soil properties can be obtained and analytical prediction thus improved. Such problems are tackled in this book. This book comprises three main parts. The first part deals with basic rheological concepts and terms, the physics of soil, principles of stress-strain theory, elasticity, plasticity and viscosity - all cardinal rheological properties. The second part explains the rheological processes taking place in soils, such as creep and long-term strength, which are examined by the author with allowance for nonlinear deformation. Along with the known phenomenological theories, attention is paid to the novel kinetic (physical) theory of deformations and long-term strength. The third part outlines the generalized theory of soil deformation. It explains why soil offers different resistances to tensional and compressional deformations and derives the generalized rheological equation of state, enabling the effect of the three stress tensor invariants on the changes in shape and volume to be taken into account. From the standpoint of the theory discussed, the penultimate chapter gives examples of solutions to some problems facing soil mechanics. The final chapter reviews mathematical models representing the actual behaviour of soil under load and provides numerical solutions for engineering problems obtained with the aid of computer models. Thus the book provides a wealth of information which will be of interest both to the practising geotechnical engineer as well as to teachers and students.

Fundamentals of Soil Behavior

Fundamentals of Soil Behavior
  • Author : James Kenneth Mitchell
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 422
  • Relase : 1976
  • ISBN : UOM:39015012003664

Fundamentals of Soil Behavior Book Review:

Fundamentals of Soil Behavior, Third Edition is an essential text for graduate students and researchers as well as a peerless reference for geotechnical, environmental, and civil engineers and geologists.

From Soil Behavior Fundamentals to Innovations in Geotechnical Engineering

From Soil Behavior Fundamentals to Innovations in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Roy Edwin Olson,Magued Iskander,John Ernest Garlanger,American Society of Civil Engineers, Geo-Institute Staff,Mohamad H. Hussein
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Pages : 644
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : 0784413266

From Soil Behavior Fundamentals to Innovations in Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

From Soil Behavior Fundamentals to Innovations in Geotechnical Engineering GSP 233 honors the technical contribution of Roy Olson Ph.D. P.E. NAE Distinguished Member ASCE. This Geotechnical Special Publication contains a total of 51 papers 21 authored or co-authored by Prof. Olson along with 30 peer-reviewed contemporary invited or submitted papers. Olson's early work dealt with clay behavior consolidation analyses and compaction of unsaturated soils. His later work focused on applications of soil behavior in foundation and forensic engineering including axial capacity of piles in sand and clay pull out capacity of suction caisson foundations and failures of excavations and bulkhead structures. Contemporary innovations discussed in papers contributed to this volume include developments in consolidation analyses modeling of shear strength measurements of permeability and interpretation of in-situ tests.Lessons learned from failures along with recent developments in foundation engineering such as characterization of energy piles calculation of settlement from dynamic soil properties developments in finite element modeling of foundations mechanism of failure of jacked piles mitigation of piling noise and field load tests on a variety of foundations are also included. From Soil Behavior Fundamentals to Innovations in Geotechnical Engineering contains practical and technical information on soil behavior fundamentals and current applications in geotechnical engineering that will be of interest to educators researchers and practicing geotechnical engineers.

Soil Behaviour and Critical State Soil Mechanics

Soil Behaviour and Critical State Soil Mechanics
  • Author : David Muir Wood
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 492
  • Relase : 1990
  • ISBN : 0521337828

Soil Behaviour and Critical State Soil Mechanics Book Review:

Soils can rarely be described as ideally elastic or perfectly plastic and yet simple elastic and plastic models form the basis for the most traditional geotechnical engineering calculations. With the advent of cheap powerful computers the possibility of performing analyses based on more realistic models has become widely available. One of the aims of this book is to describe the basic ingredients of a family of simple elastic-plastic models of soil behaviour and to demonstrate how such models can be used in numerical analyses. Such numerical analyses are often regarded as mysterious black boxes but a proper appreciation of their worth requires an understanding of the numerical models on which they are based. Though the models on which this book concentrates are simple, understanding of these will indicate the ways in which more sophisticated models will perform.

Soil Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications

Soil Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications
  • Author : Isao Ishibashi,Hemanta Hazarika
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2015-03-24
  • ISBN : 9781482250428

Soil Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications Book Review:

How Does Soil Behave and Why Does It Behave That Way?Soil Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition effectively explores the nature of soil, explains the principles of soil mechanics, and examines soil as an engineering material. This latest edition includes all the fundamental concepts of soil mechanics, as well as an introduction to

Geotechnical Modelling

Geotechnical Modelling
  • Author : David Muir Wood
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 504
  • Relase : 2017-12-21
  • ISBN : 9781351990042

Geotechnical Modelling Book Review:

Modelling forms an implicit part of all engineering design but many engineers engage in modelling without consciously considering the nature, validity and consequences of the supporting assumptions. Derived from courses given to postgraduate and final year undergraduate MEng students, this book presents some of the models that form a part of the typical undergraduate geotechnical curriculum and describes some of the aspects of soil behaviour which contribute to the challenge of geotechnical modelling. Assuming a familiarity with basic soil mechanics and traditional methods of geotechnical design, this book is a valuable tool for students of geotechnical and structural and civil engineering as well as also being useful to practising engineers involved in the specification of numerical or physical geotechnical modelling.

Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics

Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics
  • Author : Donald Wood Taylor
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 714
  • Relase : 2013-07
  • ISBN : 1258768925

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Geotechnics of Roads: Fundamentals

Geotechnics of Roads: Fundamentals
  • Author : Bernardo Caicedo
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 569
  • Relase : 2018-11-12
  • ISBN : 9780429649493

Geotechnics of Roads: Fundamentals Book Review:

At first glance, roads seem like the simplest possible geotechnical structures. However, analysis of these structures runs up against complexities related to the intense stresses experienced by road surfaces, their intense interaction with climate, and the complicated behavior of the materials used in road construction. Modern mechanistic approaches to road design provide the tools capable of developing new technical solutions. However, use of these approaches requires deep understanding of the behavior of constituent materials and their interaction with water and heat which has recently been acquired thanks to advances in geotechnical engineering. The author comprehensively describes and explains these advances and their use in road engineering in the two-volume set Geotechnics of Roads, compiling information that had hitherto only been available in numerous research papers. Geotechnics of Roads: Fundamentals presents stresses and strains in road structures, water and heat migration within and between layers of road materials, and the effects of water on the strength and stiffness of those materials. It includes a deep analysis of soil compaction, one of the most important issues in road construction. Compaction accounts for only a small proportion of a construction budget but its effects on the long-term performance of a road are decisive. In addition, the book describes methodologies for nondestructive road evaluation including analysis of continuous compaction control, a powerful technique for real-time quality control of road structures. This unique book will be of value to civil, structural and geotechnical engineers worldwide.

Soil Mechanics Fundamentals

Soil Mechanics Fundamentals
  • Author : Muni Budhu
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2015-05-14
  • ISBN : 9781119020080

Soil Mechanics Fundamentals Book Review:

An accessible, clear, concise, and contemporary course in geotechnical engineering, this key text: strikes a balance between theory and practical applications for an introductory course in soil mechanics keeps mechanics to a minimum for the students to appreciate the background, assumptions and limitations of the theories discusses implications of the key ideas to provide students with an understanding of the context for their application gives a modern explanation of soil behaviour is presented particularly in soil settlement and soil strength offers substantial on-line resources to support teaching and learning

Applied Soil Mechanics with ABAQUS Applications

Applied Soil Mechanics with ABAQUS Applications
  • Author : Sam Helwany
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 402
  • Relase : 2007-03-16
  • ISBN : 9780471791072

Applied Soil Mechanics with ABAQUS Applications Book Review:

A simplified approach to applying the Finite Element Method to geotechnical problems Predicting soil behavior by constitutive equations that are based on experimental findings and embodied in numerical methods, such as the finite element method, is a significant aspect of soil mechanics. Engineers are able to solve a wide range of geotechnical engineering problems, especially inherently complex ones that resist traditional analysis. Applied Soil Mechanics with ABAQUS® Applications provides civil engineering students and practitioners with a simple, basic introduction to applying the finite element method to soil mechanics problems. Accessible to someone with little background in soil mechanics and finite element analysis, Applied Soil Mechanics with ABAQUS® Applications explains the basic concepts of soil mechanics and then prepares the reader for solving geotechnical engineering problems using both traditional engineering solutions and the more versatile, finite element solutions. Topics covered include: Properties of Soil Elasticity and Plasticity Stresses in Soil Consolidation Shear Strength of Soil Shallow Foundations Lateral Earth Pressure and Retaining Walls Piles and Pile Groups Seepage Taking a unique approach, the author describes the general soil mechanics for each topic, shows traditional applications of these principles with longhand solutions, and then presents finite element solutions for the same applications, comparing both. The book is prepared with ABAQUS® software applications to enable a range of readers to experiment firsthand with the principles described in the book (the software application files are available under "student resources" at www.wiley.com/college/helwany). By presenting both the traditional solutions alongside the FEM solutions, Applied Soil Mechanics with ABAQUS® Applications is an ideal introduction to traditional soil mechanics and a guide to alternative solutions and emergent methods. Dr. Helwany also has an online course based on the book available at www.geomilwaukee.com.

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications
  • Author : Nagaratnam Sivakugan
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-07-28
  • ISBN : 9781260468496

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications Book Review:

Learn the basics of soil mechanics and foundation engineering This hands-on guide shows, step by step, how soil mechanics principles can be applied to solve geotechnical and foundation engineering problems. Presented in a straightforward, engaging style by an experienced PE, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications starts with the basics, assuming no prior knowledge, and gradually proceeds to more advanced topics. You will get rich illustrations, worked-out examples, and real-world case studies that help you absorb the critical points in a short time. Coverage includes: Phase relations Soil classification Compaction Effective stresses Permeability and seepage Vertical stresses under loaded areas Consolidation Shear strength Lateral earth pressures Site investigation Shallow and deep foundations Earth retaining structures Slope stability Reliability-based design

Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils

Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils
  • Author : Laurence D. Wesley
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 322
  • Relase : 2010-08-05
  • ISBN : 9780470644386

Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils Book Review:

Wiley has long held a pre-eminent position as a publisher of books on geotechnical engineering, with a particular strength in soil behavior and soil mechanics, at both the academic and professional level. This reference will be the first book focused entirely on the unique engineering properties of residual soil. Given the predominance of residual soils in the under-developed parts of the United States and the Southern Hemisphere, and the increasing rate of new construction in these regions, the understanding of residual soils is expected to increase in importance in the coming years. This book will be written for the practicing geotechnical engineer working to any degree with residual soils. It will describe the unique properties of residual soil and provide innovative design techniques for building on it safely.The author will draw on his 30 years of practical experience as a practicing geotechnical engineer, imbuing the work with real world examples and practice problems influenced by his work in South America and Southeast Asia.

Soil Strength and Slope Stability

Soil Strength and Slope Stability
  • Author : J. Michael Duncan,Stephen G. Wright,Thomas L. Brandon
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2014-09-22
  • ISBN : 9781118651650

Soil Strength and Slope Stability Book Review:

The definitive guide to the critical issue of slope stability and safety Soil Strength and Slope Stability, Second Edition presents the latest thinking and techniques in the assessment of natural and man-made slopes, and the factors that cause them to survive or crumble. Using clear, concise language and practical examples, the book explains the practical aspects of geotechnical engineering as applied to slopes and embankments. The new second edition includes a thorough discussion on the use of analysis software, providing the background to understand what the software is doing, along with several methods of manual analysis that allow readers to verify software results. The book also includes a new case study about Hurricane Katrina failures at 17th Street and London Avenue Canal, plus additional case studies that frame the principles and techniques described. Slope stability is a critical element of geotechnical engineering, involved in virtually every civil engineering project, especially highway development. Soil Strength and Slope Stability fills the gap in industry literature by providing practical information on the subject without including extraneous theory that may distract from the application. This balanced approach provides clear guidance for professionals in the field, while remaining comprehensive enough for use as a graduate-level text. Topics include: Mechanics of soil and limit equilibrium procedures Analyzing slope stability, rapid drawdown, and partial consolidation Safety, reliability, and stability analyses Reinforced slopes, stabilization, and repair The book also describes examples and causes of slope failure and stability conditions for analysis, and includes an appendix of slope stability charts. Given how vital slope stability is to public safety, a comprehensive resource for analysis and practical action is a valuable tool. Soil Strength and Slope Stability is the definitive guide to the subject, proving useful both in the classroom and in the field.

Soils and Geotechnology in Construction

Soils and Geotechnology in Construction
  • Author : Alan J. Lutenegger
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 487
  • Relase : 2019-05-03
  • ISBN : 9781498741026

Soils and Geotechnology in Construction Book Review:

This book covers the field of applied geotechnology related to all aspects of construction in ground, including compacted fill, excavations, ground improvement, foundations, earth retaining systems and geotechnical site characterization. It suits the first year of a graduate course on ground improvement and geoconstruction and will suit practicing engineers, both consultants and contractors. Distinctively it covers the identification of problematic soils and appropriate mitigation measures, and the inspection of ground construction work. It combines the technical and the practical in applied geotechnology.