Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics / Edition 7

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Overview

"Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics, 7/e" 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. 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 practicing engineers, architects, geologists, environmental specialists, and more! Covers new developments in geotechnical topics such as: Soil Properties and Analyses Pile Foundation Design and Testing Micropiles Soil Nail Walls Launched Soil Nails Soil Improvment Includes a more extensive scope of topics and clear, well developed presentations. Emphasizes how subject material can be used in the field. An excellent reference for practicing engineers, architects, geologists, environmental specialists and construction materials testing laboratories.
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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Introduces geotechnics to students in engineering, architectural, and construction-related academic programs, covering basic theories of soil behavior and practical applications. Contains sections on background and basics such as soil types and site investigation, engineering properties and behavior of soil deposits, and application of soil mechanics theories, with chapters on earth moving, stability of unsupported slopes, and retaining structures. Includes b&w diagrams and maps. This fifth edition uses SI and US Customary units, simplified application problems, and expanded chapter exercises. For a first course in geotechnics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From The Critics
An introductory text for students in engineering, architecture, construction, and related disciplines. It overviews the basic information and theories used in the engineering profession regarding soil behavior, and their application to specific situations and projects. The first edition appeared in 1977, and the most recent in 1998. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131145603
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 9/6/2006
  • Series: Pearson Construction Technology Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 648,573
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Undergraduate degree, BS in CE, Univ of Rhode Island, RI

Graduate degree, MS in CE, Lehigh Univ, Bethlehem, PA

Licensed Professional Engineer in several states (NY, PA, NJ, MA)

Approximately 40 years of experience in the field of civil engineering consisting of an intermix of (i) geotechnical engineering consulting experience that includes early training with geotechnical firms, all related to private and public projects (field subsurface investigations and evaluations, foundations design, field construction, site improvement) involving building construction, highway and airfield construction, dams, earth retaining structures, environmental projects, and (ii) the teaching of college coursework in civil engineering programs (geotechnical engineering, soil and constructions materials testing, engineering mechanics, structural design).

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

PART I: BACKGROUND AND BASICS

1. The Soil and Rock of Planet Earth: Geologic Overview

2. Soil Types and Soil Structure

3. Soil Composition: Terminology and Definitions

4. Index Properties and Classification Tests, and Soil Classification Systems

5. Site Investigations: Purpose and Methods, Information and Procedures Available

PART II: ENGINEERING PROPERTIES AND BEHAVIOR OF SOIL DEPOSITS

6. Movement of Water Through Soil: Basic Hydrogeology, Subsurface Flow, Permeability, Capillarity

7. Movement of Water Through Soil: Practical Effects: Seepage, Drainage, Frost Heave, Contamination

8. Combined Stresses in Soil Masses: Stress at a Point and Mohr’s Circle

9. Subsurface Stresses

10. Settlement: Soil Compression, Volume Distortion, Consolidation

11. Shear Strength Theory

12. Earthquakes and the Affects

PART III: APPLICATION OF SOIL MECHANICS THEORIES

13. Foundations: Introductory Concepts

14. Foundations: Design Considerations and Methods

15. Site Improvement: Earth Moving, Compaction, and Stabilization

16. Stability of Unsupported Slopes

17. Lateral Pressures and Retaining Structures

APPENDIX A: Application of LaPlace Equation to Flow Nets

APPENDIX B: Laboratory Procedure to Determine Coefficient of Consolidation

APPENDIX C: Mathematical Development of the Bishop Equation for Slope Stability

Bibliography

Answers to Selected Problems

Index

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Preface

The broad range of topics included within the scope of Geotechnics (the field of soil mechanics and foundations) surprises many. The comprehensive nature of this text serves to introduce those topics to students in engineering, architectural, and construction-related academic programs. This sixth edition provides present-day, state-of-the-art information as accepted by, and conventionally used by, the engineering profession; theories basic to understanding soil behavior are covered and then associated with practical applications. The text remains an introductory level learning instrument for a first course in geotechnics in a planned academic program and does not progress into topics considered to be on the advanced level or of professional specialty; however, the extent of presentations and the emphasis on application should also make this edition a worthy reference for practitioners.

An introductory level text for a technical course provides an overview of the subject and develops basic concepts but also includes details sufficient to permit solutions for many types of practical problems. A classroom instructor for a geotechnics course can indicate that the material in this text is the analogue to a Strength of Materials and Basic Structural Design sequence used in college programs to study behavior and performance of engineering materials, but for the understanding of soil materials relating to construction and design involving earthworks and foundations, for land use-site planning, and environmental protection purposes.

Core topics have been carried forward from the previous edition but with appropriate updating. Important changes for this sixth editioninclude new material on residual soil formations and soil classifications, recent information relating effects of seismic activity on soil conditions, including updated Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) provisions for structures (requirements being incorporated into the revisions of regional building codes), increased material on the concepts and procedures for site improvement, and increased information for in situ testing and measurements in soil formations.

The SI system remains the precedent system for units in the text, but with data and illustrations also presented in U.S. customary units. The illustrated problems within chapters, which show applications of theory, are realistic although often simplified. The end-of-chapter problems that help to evaluate comprehension (for the benefit of classroom instruction and student practice) include some changes and additions to the material in the previous edition.

This text is a comprehensive presentation of topics in the field of soil mechanics and foundations, and includes more material than can be covered within the time allocated to the typical three- or four-credit college course. Accordingly, it is expected that chapter topics selected for use by classroom instructors at different campuses will vary, guided by the requirement or intent of the institution program. But typically, after students have learned basic material, other text topics (particularly those relating to applications) can be self-taught to obtain working knowledge as may be required for subsequent courses.

The library staff at the author's home institution, Mohawk Valley Community College, SUNY, proved exceptionally helpful in obtaining many of the new references. The past efforts of many individuals are incorporated into the pages of this edition, and the dedication of those advancing the level of our knowledge deserves recognition. Illustrations and photographs provided by others, both those new for this edition and those continuing from previous editions, are acknowledged where presented but the involved individuals are due a repeated thank you: This edition includes many new and replacement photographs and diagrams—a number of these are from the author's collection while others represent the courtesy of organizations and their personnel (such as the Utica District of the NYS-Dept. of Transportation, Menard/Reinforced Earth Company, Geoforum and the Deep Foundations Institute, FHWA-DOT in Washington, DC, Central Mine Equipment Company, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service/World Soil Resources Group of USDA). As with previous editions, the tolerance and support of the author's family was important, as well as appreciated.

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Introduction

The broad range of topics included within the scope of Geotechnics (the field of soil mechanics and foundations) surprises many. The comprehensive nature of this text serves to introduce those topics to students in engineering, architectural, and construction-related academic programs. This sixth edition provides present-day, state-of-the-art information as accepted by, and conventionally used by, the engineering profession; theories basic to understanding soil behavior are covered and then associated with practical applications. The text remains an introductory level learning instrument for a first course in geotechnics in a planned academic program and does not progress into topics considered to be on the advanced level or of professional specialty; however, the extent of presentations and the emphasis on application should also make this edition a worthy reference for practitioners.

An introductory level text for a technical course provides an overview of the subject and develops basic concepts but also includes details sufficient to permit solutions for many types of practical problems. A classroom instructor for a geotechnics course can indicate that the material in this text is the analogue to a Strength of Materials and Basic Structural Design sequence used in college programs to study behavior and performance of engineering materials, but for the understanding of soil materials relating to construction and design involving earthworks and foundations, for land use-site planning, and environmental protection purposes.

Core topics have been carried forward from the previous edition but with appropriate updating. Important changes for this sixth editioninclude new material on residual soil formations and soil classifications, recent information relating effects of seismic activity on soil conditions, including updated Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) provisions for structures (requirements being incorporated into the revisions of regional building codes), increased material on the concepts and procedures for site improvement, and increased information for in situ testing and measurements in soil formations.

The SI system remains the precedent system for units in the text, but with data and illustrations also presented in U.S. customary units. The illustrated problems within chapters, which show applications of theory, are realistic although often simplified. The end-of-chapter problems that help to evaluate comprehension (for the benefit of classroom instruction and student practice) include some changes and additions to the material in the previous edition.

This text is a comprehensive presentation of topics in the field of soil mechanics and foundations, and includes more material than can be covered within the time allocated to the typical three- or four-credit college course. Accordingly, it is expected that chapter topics selected for use by classroom instructors at different campuses will vary, guided by the requirement or intent of the institution program. But typically, after students have learned basic material, other text topics (particularly those relating to applications) can be self-taught to obtain working knowledge as may be required for subsequent courses.

The library staff at the author's home institution, Mohawk Valley Community College, SUNY, proved exceptionally helpful in obtaining many of the new references. The past efforts of many individuals are incorporated into the pages of this edition, and the dedication of those advancing the level of our knowledge deserves recognition. Illustrations and photographs provided by others, both those new for this edition and those continuing from previous editions, are acknowledged where presented but the involved individuals are due a repeated thank you: This edition includes many new and replacement photographs and diagrams—a number of these are from the author's collection while others represent the courtesy of organizations and their personnel (such as the Utica District of the NYS-Dept. of Transportation, Menard/Reinforced Earth Company, Geoforum and the Deep Foundations Institute, FHWA-DOT in Washington, DC, Central Mine Equipment Company, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service/World Soil Resources Group of USDA). As with previous editions, the tolerance and support of the author's family was important, as well as appreciated.

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