Principles of Geotechnical Engineering / Edition 6by Braja M. Das
Pub. Date: 10/06/2005
Publisher: CL Engineering
Braja M. Das' PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING provides civil engineering students and professionals with an overview of soil properties and mechanics, combined with a study of field practices and basic soil engineering procedures. Through three editions, this book has distinguished itself by its exceptionally clear theoretical explanations, realistic worked examples, thorough discussions of field testing methods, and extensive problem sets - making this book a leader in its field.
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Table of Contents1. Soils and Rocks. 2. Weight-Volume Relationships, Plasticity, and Structure of Soil. 3. Classification of Soil. 4. Soil Compaction. 5. Flow of Water in Soil: Permeability and Seepage. 6. Effective Stress Concepts. 7. Stresses in a Soil Mass. 8. Compressibility of Soil. 9. Shear Strength of Soil. 10. Lateral Earth Pressure. 11. Dynamic Lateral Earth Pressure. 12. Soil-Bearing Capacity for Shallow Foundations. 13. Slope Stability. 14. Environmental Geotechnology. 15. Subsoil Exploration. Appendices: A. Conversion Factors. B. Braced Cuts. C. Factor of Safety for Slopes. D. Rankine Active and Passive Earth Pressure.
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