Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics

Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics
  • Author : Ian Smith
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 488
  • Relase : 2014-09-08
  • ISBN : 9781118848845

Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics Book Review:

The 9th edition maintains the content on all soilmechanics subject areas - groundwater flow, soil physicalproperties, stresses, shear strength, consolidation and settlement,slope stability, retaining walls, shallow and deep foundations,highways, site investigation - but has been expanded to include adetailed explanation of how to use Eurocode 7 for geotechnicaldesign. The key change in this new edition is the expansion of thecontent covering Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7. Redundantmaterial relating to the now defunct British Standards - no longerreferred to in degree teaching - has been removed. Building on the success of the earlier editions, this9th edition of Smith’s Elements of SoilMechanics brings additional material on geotechnical design toEurocode 7 in an understandable format. Many worked examples areincluded to illustrate the processes for performing design to thisEuropean standard. Significant updates throughout the book have been made toreflect other developments in procedures and practices in theconstruction and site investigation industries. More workedexamples and many new figures have been provided throughout. Theillustrations have been improved and the new design and layout ofthe pages give a lift. unique content to illustrate the use of Eurocode 7 withessential guidance on how to use the now fully published code clear content and well-organised structure takes complicated theories and processes and presents them ineasy-to-understand formats book's website offers examples and downloads to furtherunderstanding of the use of Eurocode 7 ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/smith/soil"www.wiley.com/go/smith/soil/a

Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics

Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics
  • Author : Ian Smith
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 552
  • Relase : 2013-02-13
  • ISBN : 9781118658338

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Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering

Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : David M. Potts,Lidija Zdravkovic,Lidija Zdravković
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Pages : 427
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 0727727834

Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

An insight into the use of the finite method in geotechnical engineering. The first volume covers the theory and the second volume covers the applications of the subject. The work examines popular constitutive models, numerical techniques and case studies.

Introduction to Soil Mechanics Laboratory Testing

Introduction to Soil Mechanics Laboratory Testing
  • Author : Dante Fratta,Jennifer Aguettant,Lynne Roussel-Smith
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2007-05-21
  • ISBN : 9781420045659

Introduction to Soil Mechanics Laboratory Testing Book Review:

A step-by-step text on the basic tests performed in soil mechanics, Introduction to Soil Mechanics Laboratory Testing provides procedural aids and elucidates industry standards. It also covers how to properly present data and document results. Containing numerical examples and figures, the information presented is based on American Society f

Advanced Soil Mechanics, Second Edition

Advanced Soil Mechanics, Second Edition
  • Author : Braja M. Das
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 457
  • Relase : 1997-07-01
  • ISBN : 1560325615

Advanced Soil Mechanics, Second Edition Book Review:

This revised edition is restructured with additional text and extensive illustrations, along with developments in geotechnical literature. Among the topics included are: soil aggregates, stresses in soil mass, pore water pressure due to undrained loading, permeability and seepage, consolidation, shear strength of soils, and evaluation of soil settlement. The text presents mathematical derivations as well as numerous worked-out examples.

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.

Soil Mechanics

Soil Mechanics
  • Author : R. F. Craig
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 419
  • Relase : 2013-12-20
  • ISBN : 9781489934741

Soil Mechanics Book Review:

This book is intended primarily to serve the needs of the undergraduate civil engineering student and aims at the clear explanation, in adequate depth, of the fundamental principles of soil mechanics. The understanding of these principles is considered to be an essential foundation upon which future practical experience in soils engineering can be built. The choice of material involves an element of personal opinion but the contents of this book should cover the requirements of most undergraduate courses to honours level. It is assumed that the student has no prior knowledge of the subject but has a good understanding of basic mechanics. The book includes a comprehensive range of worked examples and problems set for solution by the student to consolidate understanding of the fundamental principles and illustrate their application in simple practical situations. The International System of Units is used throughout the book. A list of references is included at the end of each chapter as an aid to the more advanced study of any particular topic. It is intended also that the book will serve as a useful source of reference for the practising engineer. In the third edition no changes have been made to the aims of the book. Except for the order of two chapters being interchanged and for minor changes in the order of material in the chapter on consolidation theory, the basic structure of the book is unaltered.

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.

Principles of Foundation Engineering

Principles of Foundation Engineering
  • Author : Braja M. Das,Nagaratnam Sivakugan
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 944
  • Relase : 2018-10-03
  • ISBN : 1337705020

Principles of Foundation Engineering Book Review:

Master the core concepts and applications of foundation analysis and design with Das/Sivakugan’s best-selling PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING, 9th Edition. Written specifically for those studying undergraduate civil engineering, this invaluable resource by renowned authors in the field of geotechnical engineering provides an ideal balance of today's most current research and practical field applications. A wealth of worked-out examples and figures clearly illustrate the work of today's civil engineer, while timely information and insights help readers develop the critical skills needed to properly apply theories and analysis while evaluating soils and foundation design. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Effective Stress and Equilibrium Equation for Soil Mechanics

Effective Stress and Equilibrium Equation for Soil Mechanics
  • Author : Longtan Shao,Xiaoxia Guo,Shiyi Liu,Guofeng Zheng
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 263
  • Relase : 2017-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781351607414

Effective Stress and Equilibrium Equation for Soil Mechanics Book Review:

The concept of effective stress and the effective stress equation is fundamental for establishing the theory of strength and the relationship of stress and strain in soil mechanics and poromechanics. However, up till now, the physical meaning of effective stress has not been explained clearly, and the theoretical basis of the effective stress equation has not been proposed. Researchers have not yet reached a common understanding of the feasibility of the concept of effective stress and effective stress equation for unsaturated soils. Effective Stress and Equilibrium Equation for Soil Mechanics discusses the definition of the soil skeleton at first and clarifies that the soil skeleton should include a fraction of pore water. When a free body of soil skeleton is taken to conduct internal force analysis, the stress on the surface of the free body has two parts: one is induced by pore fluid pressure that only includes normal stress; the other is produced by all the other external forces excluding pore fluid pressure. If the effective stress is defined as the soil skeleton stress due to all the external forces excluding pore fluid pressure, the effective stress equation can be easily obtained by the internal force equilibrium analysis. This equation reflects the relationship between the effective stress, total stress and pore fluid pressure, which does not change with the soil property. The effective stress equation of saturated soils and unsaturated soils is unified, i.e., o ̃=o ̃t –Seuw–(1–Se)ua. For multiphase porous medium, o ̃=o ̃t –u*,u*=Seiui(i=1,2,...,M). In this book, a theoretical formula of the coefficient of permeability for unsaturated soils is derived. The formula of the seepage force is modified based on the equilibrium differential equation of the pore water. The relationship between the effective stress and the shear strength and deformation of unsaturated soils is preliminarily verified. Finally, some possibly controversial problems are discussed to provide a better understanding of the role of the equilibrium equation and the concept of effective stress.

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables
  • Author : Burt G. Look
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 332
  • Relase : 2007-04-26
  • ISBN : 9780203946602

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables Book Review:

This practical handbook of properties for soils and rock contains, in a concise tabular format, the key issues relevant to geotechnical investigations, assessments and designs in common practice. In addition, there are brief notes on the application of the tables. These data tables are compiled for experienced geotechnical professionals who require a reference document to access key information. There is an extensive database of correlations for different applications. The book should provide a useful bridge between soil and rock mechanics theory and its application to practical engineering solutions. The initial chapters deal with the planning of the geotechnical investigation, the classification of the soil and rock properties and some of the more used testing is then covered. Later chapters show the reliability and correlations that are used to convert that data in the interpretative and assessment phase of the project. The final chapters apply some of these concepts to geotechnical design. This book is intended primarily for practicing geotechnical engineers working in investigation, assessment and design, but should provide a useful supplement for postgraduate courses.

Geographical Abstracts

Geographical Abstracts
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1972
  • ISBN : UOM:39015076241432

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Elements of Soil Mechanics for Civil and Mining Engineers

Elements of Soil Mechanics for Civil and Mining Engineers
  • Author : Geoffrey Nesbitt Smith
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 516
  • Relase : 1982
  • ISBN : UOM:39015004477538

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Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice

Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice
  • Author : Karl Terzaghi
  • Publisher : Wharton Press
  • Pages : 588
  • Relase : 2010-11
  • ISBN : 9781446514146

Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice Book Review:

This book constitutes the definitive handbook to soil mechanics, covering in great detail such topics as: Properties of Soils, Hydraulic and Mechanical Properties of Soils, Drainage of Soils, Plastic Equilibrium in Soils, Earth Stability and Pressure of Slopes, Foundations, etc. A valuable compendium for those interested in soil mechanics, this antiquarian text contains a wealth of information still very much valuable to engineers today. Karl von Terzaghi (1883 1963) was a Czech geologist and Civil engineer, hailed as the "father of soil mechanics." This book has been elected for republication due to its educational value and is proudly republished here with an introductory biography of the author."

Soils and Foundations

Soils and Foundations
  • Author : Cheng Liu,Jack B. Evett
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Pages : 270
  • Relase : 2013-07-25
  • ISBN : 0135113903

Soils and Foundations Book Review:

For all courses in soils and foundations, geotechnical engineering, soil mechanics, and foundation engineering. Ideal for beginners, Soils and Foundations presents all essential aspects of soils and foundations in as simple and direct a manner as possible. Filled with worked examples, step-by-step solutions, and hands-on practice problems, it emphasises design and practical applications supported by basic theory. Throughout, the authors promote learning through the extensive use of diagrams, charts, and illustrations. Coverage includes: engineering properties of soils: soil exploration, compaction, stabilisation, and consolidation; water in soil; subsurface stresses; settlement of structures; shear strength; shallow and deep foundations; lateral earth pressure; retaining structures, and stability analysis of slopes. This edition's new coverage includes Pressuremeter and Dilatometer tests, water flow characterisation with Bernoulli's Theorem, dewatering, uplift pressure on dams, and subsurface stresses caused by overlying soil masses.

National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1968
  • ISBN : WISC:89015288095

National Union Catalog Book Review:

Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual

Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual
  • Author : Braja M. Das
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 277
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 0195150465

Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual Book Review:

Now in its sixth edition, Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual is designed for the junior-level soil mechanics/geotechnical engineering laboratory course in civil engineering programs. It includes eighteen laboratory procedures that cover the essential properties of soils and their behavior under stress and strain, as well as explanations, procedures, sample calculations, and completed and blank data sheets. Written by Braja M. Das, respected author of market-leading texts in geotechnical and foundation engineering, this unique manual provides a detailed discussion of standard soil classification systems used by engineers: the AASHTO Classification System and the Unified Soil Classification System, which both conform to recent ASTM specifications. To improve ease and accessibility of use, this new edition includes not only the stand-alone version of the Soil Mechanics Laboratory Test software but also ready-made Microsoft Excel(r) templates designed to perform the same calculations. With the convenience of point and click data entry, these interactive programs can be used to collect, organize, and evaluate data for each of the book's eighteen labs. The resulting tables can be printed with their corresponding graphs, creating easily generated reports that display and analyze data obtained from the manual's laboratory tests. Features . Includes sample calculations and graphs relevant to each laboratory test . Supplies blank tables (that accompany each test) for laboratory use and report preparation . Contains a complete chapter on soil classification (Chapter 9) . Provides references and three useful appendices: Appendix A: Weight-Volume Relationships Appendix B: Data Sheets for Laboratory Experiments Appendix C: Data Sheets for Preparation of Laboratory Reports"

Paperbacks in Print

Paperbacks in Print
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1636
  • Relase : 1975
  • ISBN : UOM:39015076098253

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Basics of Foundation Design

Basics of Foundation Design
  • Author : Bengt Fellenius
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 488
  • Relase : 2017-03-17
  • ISBN : 9781365824005

Basics of Foundation Design Book Review:

The "Red Book" presents a background to conventional foundation analysis and design. The text is not intended to replace the much more comprehensive 'standard' textbooks, but rather to support and augment these in a few important areas, supplying methods applicable to practical cases handled daily by practising engineers and providing the basic soil mechanics background to those methods. It concentrates on the static design for stationary foundation conditions. Although the topic is far from exhaustively treated, it does intend to present most of the basic material needed for a practising engineer involved in routine geotechnical design, as well as provide the tools for an engineering student to approach and solve common geotechnical design problems.

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