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.

Soils and Foundations

Soils and Foundations
  • Author : Cheng Liu,Jack B. Evett
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 486
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105111900150

Soils and Foundations Book Review:

"This introductory text offers a practical approach to soil mechanics and foundations, with application to real-world design solutions for civil technology and engineering. This material is presented in a clear, direct style with just enough mathematics to support the design concepts. Several new illustrations have been added to enhance student comprehension."--BOOK JACKET.

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.

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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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.

Pile Foundations in Engineering Practice

Pile Foundations in Engineering Practice
  • Author : Shamsher Prakash,Hari D. Sharma
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 768
  • Relase : 1991-01-16
  • ISBN : 0471616532

Pile Foundations in Engineering Practice Book Review:

This is a concise, systematic and complete treatment of the design and construction of pile foundations. Discusses pile behavior under various loadings and types of piles and their installation, including consideration of soil parameters. It provides step-by-step design procedures for piles subject to vertical loading and pullout, lateral, inclined and eccentric loads, or dynamic loads, and for piles in permafrost. Also describes load test procedures and their interpretation and buckling of long, slender piles with and without supported length. The closing chapter presents case histories of prediction and performance of piles and pile groups. Includes numerous solved problems.

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

Craig's Soil Mechanics

Craig's Soil Mechanics
  • Author : Jonathan Knappett,R.F. Craig
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 584
  • Relase : 2012-02-09
  • ISBN : 9780203865248

Craig's Soil Mechanics Book Review:

Now in its eighth edition, this bestselling text continues to blend clarity of explanation with depth of coverage to present students with the fundamental principles of soil mechanics. From the foundations of the subject through to its application in practice, Craig’s Soil Mechanics provides an indispensable companion to undergraduate courses and beyond. New to this edition: Rewritten throughout in line with Eurocode 7, with reference to other international standards Restructured into two major sections dealing with the basic concepts and theories in soil mechanics and the application of these concepts within geotechnical engineering design New topics include limit analysis techniques, in-situ testing, and foundation systems Additional material on seepage, soil stiffness, the critical state concept, and foundation design Enhanced pedagogy including a comprehensive glossary, learning outcomes, summaries, and visual examples of real-life engineering equipment Also new to this edition is an extensive companion website comprising innovative spreadsheet tools for tackling complex problems, digital datasets to accompany worked examples and problems, a password-protected solutions manual for lecturers covering the end-of-chapter problems, weblinks, extended case studies, and more.

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.

Principles of Economics

Principles of Economics
  • Author : Alfred Marshall
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 866
  • Relase : 1898
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HN3U8U

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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"

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Braja M. Das,Khaled Sobhan
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 2013-07-16
  • ISBN : 9781285499963

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Intended as an introductory text in soil mechanics, the eighth edition of Das, PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING offers an overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedure. Background information needed to support study in later design-oriented courses or in professional practice is provided through a wealth of comprehensive discussions, detailed explanations, and more figures and worked out problems than any other text in the market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Soils in Construction

Soils in Construction
  • Author : W. L. Schroeder,S. E. Dickenson,Don C. Warrington
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2017-03-01
  • ISBN : 9781478635246

Soils in Construction Book Review:

A generation of construction-management students has learned from the easy-to-follow, understandable material in Soils in Construction. By keeping math simple and emphasizing construction operations and applications over engineering theory, the authors have created an ideal resource for non-technical, management-focused courses. Students interested in the field applications of soils will gain the knowledge they need to interact confidently with geotechnical engineers in their careers. The book’s extensive discussion of soil materials in the first five chapters is supplemented by an appendix describing testing methods that can easily be adapted to the hands-on component of a course. The remaining seven chapters cover the role that soil materials play in various aspects of construction contracting. Every chapter ends with problems presenting students with the kinds of scenarios they’ll face in the field.

Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century: Lessons learned and future challenges

Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century: Lessons learned and future challenges
  • Author : N.P. López-Acosta,E. Martínez-Hernández,A.L. Espinosa-Santiago
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Pages : 3004
  • Relase : 2019-11-26
  • ISBN : 9781643680316

Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century: Lessons learned and future challenges Book Review:

The first Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (PCSMGE) was held in Mexico in 1959. Every 4 years since then, PCSMGE has brought together the geotechnical engineering community from all over the world to discuss the problems, solutions and future challenges facing this engineering sector. Sixty years after the first conference, the 2019 edition returns to Mexico. This book, Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century: Lessons learned and future challenges, presents the proceedings of the XVI Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XVI PCSMGE), held in Cancun, Mexico, from 17 – 20 November 2019. Of the 393 full papers submitted, 335 were accepted for publication after peer review. They are included here organized into 19 technical sessions, and cover a wide range of themes related to geotechnical engineering in the 21st century. Topics covered include: laboratory and in-situ testing; analytical and physical modeling in geotechnics; numerical modeling in geotechnics; unsaturated soils; soft soils; foundations and retaining structures; excavations and tunnels; offshore geotechnics; transportation in geotechnics; natural hazards; embankments and tailings dams; soils dynamics and earthquake engineering; ground improvement; sustainability and geo-environment; preservation of historic sites; forensics engineering; rock mechanics; education; and energy geotechnics. Providing a state-of-the-art overview of research into innovative and challenging applications in the field, the book will be of interest to all those working in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. In this proceedings, 58% of the contributions are in English, and 42% of the contributions are in Spanish or Portuguese.

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.

Foundations of Engineering Geology

Foundations of Engineering Geology
  • Author : Tony Waltham
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 98
  • Relase : 2018-10-08
  • ISBN : 9781482288650

Foundations of Engineering Geology Book Review:

Now in full colour, the third edition of this well established book provides a readable and highly illustrated overview of the aspects of geology that are most significant to civil engineers. Sections in the book include those devoted to the main rock types, weathering, ground investigation, rock mass strength, failures of old mines, subsidence on peats and clays, sinkholes on limestone and chalk, water in landslides, slope stabilization and understanding ground conditions. The roles of both natural and man-induced processes are assessed, and this understanding is developed into an appreciation of the geological environments potentially hazardous to civil engineering and construction projects. For each style of difficult ground, available techniques of site investigation and remediation are reviewed and evaluated. Each topic is presented as a double page spread with a careful mix of text and diagrams, with tabulated reference material on parameters such as bearing strength of soils and rocks. This new edition has been comprehensively updated and covers the entire spectrum of topics of interest for both students and practitioners in the field of civil engineering.

Pile Design and Construction Practice

Pile Design and Construction Practice
  • Author : Willis H. Thomas
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 568
  • Relase : 2007-12-06
  • ISBN : 9780203964293

Pile Design and Construction Practice Book Review:

This international handbook is essential for geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists responsible for designing and constructing piled foundations. It explains general principles and practice and details current types of pile, piling equipment and methods. It includes calculations of the resistance of piles to compressive loads, pile group

The Foundation Engineering Handbook

The Foundation Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Manjriker Gunaratne
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 624
  • Relase : 2006-01-13
  • ISBN : 9780203484418

The Foundation Engineering Handbook Book Review:

Great strides have been made in the art of foundation design during the last two decades. In situ testing, site improvement techniques, the use of geogrids in the design of retaining walls, modified ACI codes, and ground deformation modeling using finite elements are but a few of the developments that have significantly advanced foundation engineering in recent years. What has been lacking, however, is a comprehensive reference for foundation engineers that incorporates these state-of-the-art concepts and techniques. The Foundation Engineering Handbook fills that void. It presents both classical and state-of-the-art design and analysis techniques for earthen structures, and covers basic soil mechanics and soil and groundwater modeling concepts along with the latest research results. It addresses isolated and shallow footings, retaining structures, and modern methods of pile construction monitoring, as well as stability analysis and ground improvement methods. The handbook also covers reliability-based design and LRFD (Load Resistance Factor Design)-concepts not addressed in most foundation engineering texts. Easy-to-follow numerical design examples illustrate each technique. Along with its unique, comprehensive coverage, the clear, concise discussions and logical organization of The Foundation Engineering Handbook make it the one quick reference every practitioner and student in the field needs.

Fundamentals of Building Construction

Fundamentals of Building Construction
  • Author : Edward Allen,Joseph Iano
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 944
  • Relase : 2019-08-28
  • ISBN : 9781119450245

Fundamentals of Building Construction Book Review:

THE #1 REFERENCE ON BUILDING CONSTRUCTION—UPDATED FROM THE GROUND UP Edward Allen and Joseph Iano’s Fundamentals of Building Construction has been the go-to reference for thousands of professionals and students of architecture, engineering, and construction technology for over thirty years. The materials and methods described in this new Seventh Edition have been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest advancements in the industry. Carefully selected and logically arranged topics—ranging from basic building methods to the principles of structure and enclosure—help readers gain a working knowledge of the field in an enjoyable, easy-to-understand manner. All major construction systems, including light wood frame, mass timber, masonry, steel frame, light gauge steel, and reinforced concrete construction, are addressed. Now in its Seventh Edition, Fundamentals of Building Construction contains substantial revisions and updates. New illustrations and photographs reflect the latest practices and developments in the industry. Revised chapters address exterior wall systems and high-performance buildings, an updated and comprehensive discussion of building enclosure science, evolving tools for assessing environmental and health impacts of building materials, and more. New and exciting developments in mass timber construction are also included. This Seventh Edition includes: 125 new or updated illustrations and photographs, as well as 40 new photorealistic renderings The latest in construction project delivery methods, construction scheduling, and trends in information technology affecting building design and construction Updated discussion of the latest LEED and Living Building Challenge sustainability standards along with expanded coverage of new methods for assessing the environmental impacts of materials and buildings Expanded coverage of mass timber materials, fire resistance of mass timber, and the design and construction of tall wood buildings Revised end-of-chapter sections, including references, websites, key terminology, review questions, and exercises Fully-updated collection of best-in-class ancillary materials: PowerPoint lecture slides, Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, Interactive Exercises, and more Companion book, Exercises in Building Construction, available in print and eBook format For the nuts and bolts on building construction practices and materials, Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 7th Edition lays the foundation that every architect and construction professional needs to build a successful career.

An Introduction to Frozen Ground Engineering

An Introduction to Frozen Ground Engineering
  • Author : Orlando B. Andersland,B. Ladanyi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2013-11-11
  • ISBN : 9781475722901

An Introduction to Frozen Ground Engineering Book Review:

Frozen Ground Engineering first introduces the reader to the frozen environment and the behavior of frozen soil as an engineering material. In subsequent chapters this information is used in the analysis and design of ground support systems, foundations, and embankments. These and other topics make this book suitable for use by civil engineering students in a one-semester course on frozen ground engineering at the senior or first-year-graduate level. Students are assumed to have a working knowledge of undergraduate mechanics (statics and mechanics of materials) and geotechnical engineering (usual two-course sequence). A knowledge of basic geology would be helpful but is not essential. This book will also be useful to advanced students in other disciplines and to engineers who desire an introduction to frozen ground engineering or references to selected technical publications in the field. BACKGROUND Frozen ground engineering has developed rapidly in the past several decades under the pressure of necessity. As practical problems involving frozen soils broadened in scope, the inadequacy of earlier methods for coping became increasingly apparent. The application of ground freezing to geotechnical projects throughout the world continues to grow as significant advances have been made in ground freezing technology. Freezing is a useful and versatile technique for temporary earth support, groundwater control in difficult soil or rock strata, and the formation of subsurface containment barriers suitable for use in groundwater remediation projects.