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."

Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice

Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice
  • Author : Karl Terzaghi,Ralph B. Peck,Gholamreza Mesri
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 592
  • Relase : 1996-02-07
  • ISBN : 0471086584

Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice Book Review:

This book is one of the best-known and most respected books in geotechnical engineering. In its third edition, it presents both theoretical and practical knowledge of soil mechanics in engineering. It features expanded coverage of vibration problems, mechanics of drainage, passive earth pressure, and consolidation.

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice
  • Author : Delwyn G. Fredlund,Hendry Rahardjo,Murray D. Fredlund
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 944
  • Relase : 2012-07-24
  • ISBN : 9781118133590

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice Book Review:

The definitive guide to unsaturated soil— from the world's experts on the subject This book builds upon and substantially updates Fredlund and Rahardjo's publication, Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils, the current standard in the field of unsaturated soils. It provides readers with more thorough coverage of the state of the art of unsaturated soil behavior and better reflects the manner in which practical unsaturated soil engineering problems are solved. Retaining the fundamental physics of unsaturated soil behavior presented in the earlier book, this new publication places greater emphasis on the importance of the "soil-water characteristic curve" in solving practical engineering problems, as well as the quantification of thermal and moisture boundary conditions based on the use of weather data. Topics covered include: Theory to Practice of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Nature and Phase Properties of Unsaturated Soil State Variables for Unsaturated Soils Measurement and Estimation of State Variables Soil-Water Characteristic Curves for Unsaturated Soils Ground Surface Moisture Flux Boundary Conditions Theory of Water Flow through Unsaturated Soils Solving Saturated/Unsaturated Water Flow Problems Air Flow through Unsaturated Soils Heat Flow Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength of Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength Applications in Plastic and Limit Equilibrium Stress-Deformation Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Solving Stress-Deformation Problems with Unsaturated Soils Compressibility and Pore Pressure Parameters Consolidation and Swelling Processes in Unsaturated Soils Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice is essential reading for geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, and undergraduate- and graduate-level civil engineering students with a focus on soil mechanics.

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.

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice
  • Author : Geoffrey E Blight
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 640
  • Relase : 2013-07-11
  • ISBN : 9781315882932

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice Book Review:

There are other books on unsaturated soil mechanics, but this book is different. Unsaturated soil mechanics is only one aspect of a continuous range of soil mechanics studies that extends from the rheology of high water content soil slurries to the mechanics of soft soils, to stiff saturated soils, to unsaturated soils, and, at the far end of the r

Soil Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning

Soil Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning
  • Author : Ivan Gratchev,Dong-Sheng Jeng,Erwin Oh
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 164
  • Relase : 2018-11-21
  • ISBN : 9780429018367

Soil Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning Book Review:

The currently available soil mechanics textbooks explain theory and show some practical applications through solving abstract geotechnical problems. Unfortunately, they do not engage students in the learning process as students do not "experience" what they study. This book employs a more engaging project-based approach to learning, which partially simulates what practitioners do in real life. It focuses on practical aspects of soil mechanics and makes the subject "come alive" through introducing real world geotechnical problems that the reader will be required to solve. This book appeals to the new generations of students who would like to have a better idea of what to expect in their employment future. This book covers all significant topics in soil mechanics and slope stability analysis. Each section is followed by several review questions that will reinforce the reader’s knowledge and make the learning process more engaging. A few typical problems are also discussed at the end of chapters to help the reader develop problem-solving skills. Once the reader has sufficient knowledge of soil properties and mechanics, they will be offered to undertake a project-based assignment to scaffold their learning. The assignment consists of real field and laboratory data including boreholes and test results so that the reader can experience what geotechnical engineering practice is like, identify with it personally, and integrate it into their own knowledge base. In addition, some problems include open-ended questions, which will encourage the reader to exercise their judgement and develop practical skills. To foster the learning process, solutions to all questions are provided to ensure timely feedback.

Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering

Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering
  • Author : Charles Wang Wai Ng,Bruce Menzies
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 690
  • Relase : 2014-04-21
  • ISBN : 9781482266122

Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering Book Review:

Analytical and comprehensive, this state-of-the-art book, examines the mechanics and engineering of unsaturated soils, as well as explaining the laboratory and field testing and research that are the logical basis of this modern approach to safe construction in these hazardous geomaterials; putting them into a logical framework for civil engineering and design. The book: illustrates the importance of state-dependent soil-water characteristic curves highlights modern soil testing of unsaturated soil behaviour, including accurate measurement of total volume changes and the measurement of anisotropic soil stiffness at very small strains introduces an advanced state-dependent elasto-plastic constitutive model for both saturated and unsaturated soil demonstrates the power of numerical analysis which is at the heart of modern soil mechanics studies and simulates the behaviour of loose fills from unsaturated to saturated states; explains the difference between strain-softening and static liquefaction, and describes real applications in unsaturated soil slope engineering includes purpose-designed field trials to capture the effects of two independent stress variables, and reports comprehensive measurements of soil suction, water contents, stress changes and ground deformations in both bare and grassed slopes introduces a new conjunctive surface and subsurface transient flow model for realistically analysing rainfall infiltration in unsaturated soil slopes, and illustrates the importance of the flow model in slope engineering. Including constitutive and numerical modelling, this volume will interest students and professionals studying or working in the areas of geotechnical engineering and the built environment.

Recent Developments of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics in Theory and Practice

Recent Developments of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics in Theory and Practice
  • Author : Theodoros Triantafyllidis
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 409
  • Relase : 2019-08-20
  • ISBN : 9783030285166

Recent Developments of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics in Theory and Practice Book Review:

This book provides essential insights into recent developments in fundamental geotechnical engineering research. Special emphasis is given to a new family of constitutive soil description methods, which take into account the recent loading history and the dilatancy effects. Particular attention is also paid to the numerical implementation of multi-phase material under dynamic loads, and to geotechnical installation processes. In turn, the book addresses implementation problems concerning large deformations in soils during piling operations or densification processes, and discusses the limitations of the respective methods. Numerical simulations of dynamic consolidation processes are presented in slope stability analysis under seismic excitation. Lastly, achieving the energy transition from conventional to renewable sources will call for geotechnical expertise. Consequently, the book explores and analyzes a selection of interesting problems involving the stability and serviceability of supporting structures, and provides new solutions approaches for practitioners and scientists in geotechnical engineering. The content reflects the outcomes of the Colloquium on Geotechnical Engineering 2019 (Geotechnik Kolloquium), held in Karlsruhe, Germany in September 2019.

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

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.

Soil Mechanics

Soil Mechanics
  • Author : T. William Lambe,Robert V. Whitman
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 576
  • Relase : 1991-01-15
  • ISBN : 9780471511922

Soil Mechanics Book Review:

The classic, comprehensive guide to the physics of soil The physical behavior of soil under different environmental conditions impacts public safety on every roadway and in every structure; a deep understanding of soil mechanics is therefore an essential component to any engineering education. Soil Mechanics offers in-depth information on the behavior of soil under wet, dry, or transiently wet conditions, with detailed explanations of stress, strain, shear, loading, permeability, flow, improvement, and more. Comprehensive in scope, this book provides accessible coverage of a critical topic, providing the background aspiring engineers will need throughout their careers.

Soil Mechanics

Soil Mechanics
  • Author : G. E. Barnes
  • Publisher : Palgrave
  • Pages : 365
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : UOM:39015037262014

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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.

Theoretical Soil Mechanics

Theoretical Soil Mechanics
  • Author : K. Terzaghi
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1943
  • ISBN : OCLC:841719156

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Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Sayed Hemeda,Mehmet Barış Can Ülker
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 178
  • Relase : 2020-07-15
  • ISBN : 9781789842890

Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

This book discusses contemporary issues related to soil mechanics and foundation engineering in earthworks, which are critical components in construction projects and often require detailed management techniques and unique solutions to address failures and implement remedial measures. The geotechnical engineering community continues to improve the classical testing techniques for measuring critical properties of soils and rocks, including stress wave-based non-destructive testing methods as well as methods used to improve shallow and deep foundation design. To minimize failure during construction, contemporary issues and related data may reveal useful lessons to improve project management and minimize economic losses. This book focuses on these aspects using appropriate methods in a rather simple manner. It also touches upon many interesting topics in soil mechanics and modern geotechnical engineering practice such as geotechnical earthquake engineering, principals in foundation design, slope stability analysis, modeling in geomechanics, offshore geotechnics, and geotechnical engineering perspective in the preservation of historical buildings and archeological sites. A total of seven chapters are included in the book.

Soil Behaviour and Critical State Soil Mechanics

Soil Behaviour and Critical State Soil Mechanics
  • Author : David Muir Wood
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 462
  • Relase : 1990
  • ISBN : 0521337828

Soil Behaviour and Critical State Soil Mechanics Book Review:

This book describes the basic ingredients of a family of simple elastic-plastic models of soil behaviour.

Technology and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering

Technology and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Adeyeri, Joseph B.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 836
  • Relase : 2014-09-30
  • ISBN : 9781466665064

Technology and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Knowledge surrounding the behavior of earth materials is important to a number of industries, including the mining and construction industries. Further research into the field of geotechnical engineering can assist in providing the tools necessary to analyze the condition and properties of the earth. Technology and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering brings together theory and practical application, thus offering a unified and thorough understanding of soil mechanics. Highlighting illustrative examples, technological applications, and theoretical and foundational concepts, this book is a crucial reference source for students, practitioners, contractors, architects, and builders interested in the functions and mechanics of sedimentary materials.

Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils

Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils
  • Author : Delwyn G. Fredlund,Hendry Rahardjo
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 1993-08-31
  • ISBN : 9780471850083

Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils Book Review:

The principles and concepts for unsaturated soils are developed as extensions of saturated soils. Addresses problems where soils have a matric suction or where pore-water pressure is negative. Covers theory, measurement and use of the fundamental properties of unsaturated soils--permeability, shear strength and volume change. Includes a significant amount of case studies.

Karl Terzaghi

Karl Terzaghi
  • Author : Richard E. Goodman
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Pages : 340
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 0784403643

Karl Terzaghi Book Review:

Richard Goodman illuminates the professional and personal life of Karl Terzaghi, a leading civil engineer of the 20th century and widely known as the father of soil mechanics.

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.