Soil Mechanics and Foundations

Soil Mechanics and Foundations
  • Author : Muni Budhu
  • Publisher : John Wiley and Sons
  • Pages : 780
  • Relase : 2010-12-21
  • ISBN : 9780470556849

Soil Mechanics and Foundations Book Review:

Discover the principles that support the practice! With its simplicity in presentation, this text makes the difficult concepts of soil mechanics and foundations much easier to understand. The author explains basic concepts and fundamental principles in the context of basic mechanics, physics, and mathematics. From Practical Situations and Essential Points to Practical Examples, this text is packed with helpful hints and examples that make the material crystal clear.

Soil Mechanics and Foundations

Soil Mechanics and Foundations
  • Author : B. C. Punmia,Ashok Kumar Jain
  • Publisher : Firewall Media
  • Pages : 974
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 8170087910

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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

An Introduction to Soil Mechanics and Foundations

An Introduction to Soil Mechanics and Foundations
  • Author : C. R. Scott
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 406
  • Relase : 2013-12-14
  • ISBN : 9781489972507

An Introduction to Soil Mechanics and Foundations Book Review:

This book is mainly intended to meet the needs of undergraduate students of Civil Engineering. In preparing the first edition of this book, I had two principal aims: firstly to provide the student with a description of soil behavior-and of the effects of the clay minerals and the soil water on such behavior-which was rather more detailed than is usual in an elementary text, and secondly to encourage him to look critically at the traditional methods of analysis and design. The latter point is important, since all such methods require certain simplifying assumptions without which no solution is generally possible. Serious errors in design are seldom the result of failure to understand the methods as such. They more usually arise from a failure to study and understand the geology of the site, or from attempts to apply analytical methods to problems for which the implicit assumptions make them unsuitable. In the design of foundations and earth structures, more than in most branches of engineering, the engineer must be continually exercising his judgment in making decisions. The analytical methods cannot relieve him of this responsibility but properly used, they should ensure that his judgment is based on sound knowledge and not on blind intuition. I hope that the book will prove to be of use to students when their courses are over, and help to bridge the awkward gap between theory and practice.

Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Pearson New International Edition

Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Pearson New International Edition
  • Author : David F. McCarthy
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 848
  • Relase : 2013-11-01
  • ISBN : 1292039396

Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Pearson New International Edition Book Review:

For courses in Soil Mechanics and Foundations. Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics, Seventh Edition, provides a clear, detailed presentation of soil mechanics: the background and basics, the engineering properties and behavior of soil deposits, and the application of soil mechanics theories. Appropriate for soil mechanics courses in engineering, architectural and construction-related programs, this new edition features a separate chapter on earthquakes, a more logical organization, and new material relating to pile foundations design and construction and soil permeability. It's rich applications, well-illustrated examples, end-of-chapter problems and detailed explanations make it an excellent reference for students, practicing engineers, architects, geologists, environmental specialists and more.

The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations

The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations
  • Author : John Atkinson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2017-12-21
  • ISBN : 9781351990035

The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations Book Review:

Ideal for undergraduates of geotechnical engineering for civil engineers, this established textbook sets out the basic theories of soil mechanics in a clear and straightforward way; combining both classical and critical state theories and giving students a good grounding in the subject which will last right through into a career as a geotechnical engineer. The subject is broken down into discrete topics which are presented in a series of short, focused chapters with clear and accessible text that develops from the purely theoretical to discussing practical applications. Soil behaviour is described by relatively simple equations with clear parameters while a number of worked examples and simple experimental demonstrations are included to illustrate the principles involved and aid reader understanding.

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • Author : P. Purushothama Raj
  • Publisher : Pearson Education India
  • Pages : 844
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 8131711773

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Book Review:

Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering deals with its principles in an elegant, yet simplified, manner in this text. It presents all the material required for a firm background in the subject, reinforcing theoretical aspects with sound practical applications. The study of soil behaviour is made lucid through precise treatment of the factors that influence it.

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : V.N.S. Murthy
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1056
  • Relase : 2002-10-25
  • ISBN : 0824708733

Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

A must have reference for any engineer involved with foundations, piers, and retaining walls, this remarkably comprehensive volume illustrates soil characteristic concepts with examples that detail a wealth of practical considerations, It covers the latest developments in the design of drilled pier foundations and mechanically stabilized earth retaining wall and explores a pioneering approach for predicting the nonlinear behavior of laterally loaded long vertical and batter piles. As complete and authoritative as any volume on the subject, it discusses soil formation, index properties, and classification; soil permeability, seepage, and the effect of water on stress conditions; stresses due to surface loads; soil compressibility and consolidation; and shear strength characteristics of soils. While this book is a valuable teaching text for advanced students, it is one that the practicing engineer will continually be taking off the shelf long after school lets out. Just the quick reference it affords to a huge range of tests and the appendices filled with essential data, makes it an essential addition to an civil engineering library.

Introductory Soil Mechanics and Foundations

Introductory Soil Mechanics and Foundations
  • Author : George F. Sowers
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Pages : 648
  • Relase : 1979
  • ISBN : UOM:39015000465396

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Soil Mechanics of Earthworks, Foundations and Highway Engineering

Soil Mechanics of Earthworks, Foundations and Highway Engineering
  • Author : Gerard Meurant
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2013-10-22
  • ISBN : 9781483291819

Soil Mechanics of Earthworks, Foundations and Highway Engineering Book Review:

This is the third volume of a handbook which covers the whole field of soil mechanics, discussing deterministic and stochastic theories and methods, and showing how they can be used in conjunction with one another. The first volume discusses soil physics, while the second deals with the determination of physical characteristics of the soil. Australian Mining wrote of the Handbook ``a valuable addition to the extensive literature on the topic and will be found to be more useful than most.'' The main objective of the third volume is to present solutions to the problems of engineering practice. It deals with the most important theoretical and practical problems of soil mechanics, discussing the following in detail: stability of earthworks, load-bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations, design of pile foundations, soil mechanics in road construction, improving the physical properties of soils, the characteristics of soil dynamics, foundations for machines and soil behaviour as affected by earthquakes. The book not only presents up-to-date deterministic methods, but also discusses solutions of probability theory in the fields of design and safety. The book is divided into six chapters covering the stability of slopes, landslides, load-bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations and pile foundations, soil mechanics in road construction, and the improvement of the physical characteristics of soil with special emphasis on machine foundations and earthquakes, giving detailed treatment of each subject. For example, the first chapter deals not only with the stability of slopes, but also discusses the natural and artificial effects, slope protection, filter design, stresses in embankments, and the time factor. In this way, the book gives a clear and comprehensive picture of the special fields of soil mechanics and its subjects. It is therefore emminently suitable for postgraduate engineers, and engineers working in the fields of geotechnics, earthworks, foundations, road construction, engineering geology and statistics, and the design of structures.

Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : D.L. Shah,A.V. Shroff
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 547
  • Relase : 2003-01-01
  • ISBN : 9058092356

Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Dealing with the fundamentals and general principles of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, this text also examines the design methodology of shallow / deep foundations, including machine foundations. In addition to this, the volume explores earthen embankments and retaining structures, including an investigation into ground improvement techniques, such as geotextiles, reinforced earth, and more

Basic Soil Mechanics & Foundations

Basic Soil Mechanics & Foundations
  • Author : Alam Singh
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 465
  • Relase : 2014-03-30
  • ISBN : 8123901275

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Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • Author : Dr. P.N. Modi
  • Publisher : Rajsons Publications Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pages : 1003
  • Relase : 2010-07-20
  • ISBN : 9788189401306

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Book Review:

★ABOUT THE BOOK: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (Geo technical Engineering) is a fast developing branch of Civil Engineering and its study is essential for the successful execution and maintenance of several civil engineering works. The subject of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering forms a part of the curriculum for the students of Civil Engineering. A good text book for the subject is therefore necessary to facilitate proper comprehension of the subject by the students. There are several books available on the subject Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, but the author feels that each of the available books is lacking in one respect or the other. As such none of the available books on the subject is complete in all respects. The author has therefore made an earnest attempt to bring out a book on the subject which may be reckoned as a complete text book in all respects. The text of the book has been divided in two Parts. The Part I deals with the Fundamental Principles of Soil Mechanics. The Part II deals with the Earth Retaining Structures and Foundation Engineering. The subject matter has been presented in a simple unambiguous language which is easy to comprehend. The book covers the syllabus of this subject prescribed by the most of the Indian Universities for the undergraduate courses. ★OUTSTANDING FEATURES : The text has been divided into 2 parts:- (i) Fundamental principles of soil mechanics (ii) Earth retaining Structures & Foundation Engg. The text has been supported by-: (i) Illustrative Examples. (ii) Multiple Choice Ques. (Provided in Appendix) (iii) Competitive Examination Ques. Fo -Eng. Services, Indian Civil Service & those preparing for AMIE examinations ★RECOMMENDATIONS: Degree, Diploma and A.I.M.E. (India) Students and Practicing Civil Engineers ★ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. P.N. Modi B.E., M.E., Ph.D Former Professor of Civil Engineering, M.R. Engineering College, (Now M.N.I.T), Jaipur. Formerly Principal, Kautilya Institute of Technology and Engineering, Jaipur ★BOOK DETAILS: ISBN: 978-81-89401-30-6 Pages: 10041+ 18 Edition: 5th,Year-2019 Size: L-24 B- 18.3 H- 4.1 ★PUBLISHED BY: STANDARD BOOK HOUSE Since 1960 Unit of Rajsons Publications Pvt Ltd Regd Office: 4262/3A Ground Floor Ansari Road Daryaganj New Delhi-110002 +91 011 43551185/43551085/43751128/23250212 Retail Office : 1705-A Nai Sarak Delhi-110006 011 23265506 Website: www.standardbookhouse.com A venture of Rajsons Group of Companies

Soil Mechanics Fundamentals

Soil Mechanics Fundamentals
  • Author : Muni Budhu
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 376
  • Relase : 2015-04-24
  • ISBN : 9781118897713

Soil Mechanics Fundamentals Book Review:

This accessible, clear and concise textbook strikes a balance between theory and practical applications for an introductory course in soil mechanics for undergraduates in civil engineering, construction, mining and geological engineering. Soil Mechanics Fundamentals lays a solid foundation on key principles of soil mechanics for application in later engineering courses as well as in engineering practice. With this textbook, students will learn how to conduct a site investigation, acquire an understanding of the physical and mechanical properties of soils and methods of determining them, and apply the knowledge gained to analyse and design earthworks, simple foundations, retaining walls and slopes. The author discusses and demonstrates contemporary ideas and methods of interpreting the physical and mechanical properties of soils for both fundamental knowledge and for practical applications. The chapter presentation and content is informed by modern theories of how students learn: Learning objectives inform students what knowledge and skills they are expected to gain from the chapter. Definitions of Key Terms are given which students may not have encountered previously, or may have been understood in a different context. Key Point summaries throughout emphasize the most important points in the material just read. Practical Examples give students an opportunity to see how the prior and current principles are integrated to solve ‘real world’ problems.

Soils and Foundations for Architects and Engineers

Soils and Foundations for Architects and Engineers
  • Author : Chester I. Duncan
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 408
  • Relase : 1998-09-30
  • ISBN : 0412145219

Soils and Foundations for Architects and Engineers Book Review:

Soils and Foundations for Architects and Engineers, Second Edition is a practical guide to the technology of soil mechanics and foundations, and the application of that technology to the design and construction process. This text provides an up-to-date overview of the classification of soils, the design of foundations, and the behavior of soils under load. Particular emphasis has been given to the subject of piles, piers, and caissons, and to the design and details of construction of basement and retaining walls. New to this edition: Expanded coverage of shear strength of soils, settlement analysis, and expansive soil. Design requirements for prestressed tiebacks, tiedowns, and rock anchors. Expansion of information on pile driving techniques including the use of the Engineering News Formula. A table of British-metric conversions. Many new solved problems and illustrations. In addition to the numerous new improvements, the author also includes: effects of high water tables on architectural and engineering considerations, design of shear keys used in the transfer of lateral earth pressure from a wall to the supporting element, various drainage alternatives to the structural treatment of adjacent footings, and much more. Soils and Foundations for Architects and Engineers, Second Edition can be used in advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses offered in architectural engineering and civil engineering, as well as be used as a reference book by practicing architects, insurance adjusters and attorneys who litigate or adjudicate claims involving soils and foundations.

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 Mechanics

Soil Mechanics
  • Author : William Powrie
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 682
  • Relase : 2018-10-08
  • ISBN : 9781466552487

Soil Mechanics Book Review:

Instead of fixating on formulae, Soil Mechanics: Concepts and Applications, Third Edition focuses on the fundamentals. This book describes the mechanical behaviour of soils as it relates to the practice of geotechnical engineering. It covers both principles and design, avoids complex mathematics whenever possible, and uses simple methods and ideas to build a framework to support and accommodate more complex problems and analysis. The third edition includes new material on site investigation, stress-dilatancy, cyclic loading, non-linear soil behaviour, unsaturated soils, pile stabilization of slopes, soil/wall stiffness and shallow foundations. Other key features of the Third Edition: • Makes extensive reference to real case studies to illustrate the concepts described • Focuses on modern soil mechanics principles, informed by relevant research • Presents more than 60 worked examples • Provides learning objectives, key points, and self-assessment and learning questions for each chapter • Includes an accompanying solutions manual for lecturers This book serves as a resource for undergraduates in civil engineering and as a reference for practising geotechnical engineers.

Soil Mechanics

Soil Mechanics
  • Author : A. Aysen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 468
  • Relase : 2002-01-01
  • ISBN : 9058093581

Soil Mechanics Book Review:

A logical, integrated and comprehensive coverage of both introductory and advanced topics in soil mechanics in an easy-to-understand style. Emphasis is placed on presenting fundamental behaviour before more advanced topics are introduced. The use of S.I. units throughout, and frequent references to current international codes of practice and refereed research papers, make the contents universally applicable. Written with the university student in mind and packed full of pedagogical features, this book provides an integrated and comprehensive coverage of both introductory and advanced topics in soil mechanics. It includes: worked examples to elucidate the technical content and facilitate self-learning a convenient structure (the book is divided into sections), enabling it to be used throughout second, third and fourth year undergraduate courses universally applicable contents through the use of SI units throughout, frequent references to current international codes of practice and refereed research papers new and advanced topics that extend beyond those in standard undergraduate courses. The perfect textbook for a range of courses on soils mechanics and also a very valuable resource for practising professional engineers.

Physical Soil Mechanics

Physical Soil Mechanics
  • Author : Gerd Gudehus
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 840
  • Relase : 2011-01-03
  • ISBN : 9783540363545

Physical Soil Mechanics Book Review:

Soil is matter in its own right. Its nature can be captured by means of monotonous, cyclic and strange attractors. Thus material properties are defined by the asymptotic response of sand- and clay-like samples to imposed deformations and stresses. This serves to validate and calibrate elastoplastic and hypoplastic relations with comparative plots. Extensions capture thermal and seismic activations, limitations occur due to localizations and skeleton decay.Attractors in the large characterize boundary value problems from model tests via geotechnical operations up to tectonic evolutions. Validations of hypoplastic calculations are shown with many examples, possible further applications are indicated in detail. This approach is energetically justified and limited by critical points where the otherwise legitimate continuity gets lost by localization and decay. You will be fascinated by the fourth element although or just as it is so manifold.

T/B of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering Series (PB)

T/B of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering Series (PB)
  • Author : V. N. S. Murthy
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1043
  • Relase : 2009-02-01
  • ISBN : 8123913621

T/B of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering Series (PB) Book Review: