Geotechnical Engineering: Soil and Foundation Principles and Practice, 5th Ed. / Edition 5

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Overview

Master the Latest Developments in Soil Testing and New Applications of Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering Soil and Foundation Principles and Practice offers a concise, easy-to-understand approach to the principles and methods of soil and geotechnical engineering. This updated classic builds from basic principles of soil mechanics and applies them to new topics, including mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) and intermediate foundations.

This Fifth Edition features:

  • Over 400 detailed illustrations and photographs
  • Unique background material on the geological, pedological, and mineralogical aspects of soils with emphasis on clay mineralogy, soil structure, and expansive and collapsible soils
  • New coverage of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE); intermediate foundations; in-situ soil testing; statistical analysis of data; "FORE," a scientific method for analyzing settlement; writing the geological report; and the geotechnical engineer as a sleuth and expert witness

Get Quick Access to Every Soil and Geotechnical Engineering Topic:

* Igneous Rocks as Ultimate Sources for Soils
• The Soil Profile
• Soil Minerals
• Particle Size and Gradation
• Soil Fabric and Soil Structure
• Soil Density and Unit Weight
• Soil Water
• Soil Consistency and Engineering Classification
• Compaction
• Seepage
• Stress Distribution
• Settlement
• Shear Strength
• Lateral Stress and Retaining Walls
• MSE Walls and Soil Nailing
• Slope Stability, Landslides, Embankments, and Earth Dams
• Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations
• Deep Foundations
• Intermediate Foundations
• Loads on Pipes
• In-Situ Testing
• Introduction to Soil Dynamics
• The Geotechnical Report

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071481205
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/4/2007
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 904
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard L. Handy, Ph. D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering at Iowa State University. He is also the founder of Handy Geotechnical Instruments, a company that manufactures innovative soil testing devices. Dr. Handy is the author of The Day the House Fell and co-author of the Third and Fourth Editions of Soil Engineering. Recognized as a scientist as well as an engineer, he is a Fellow in the Geological Society of America and also in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

M.G. Spangler was a Research Professor at Iowa State University and is well-known internationally as the author of the “Marston-Spangler theory for loads on underground conduits.” He also conducted seminal research on pressures on retaining walls and many other topics. He was a recipient of the Marston Medal at Iowa State University and was an Honorary Member of ASCE.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Igneous Rocks, Ultimate Sources for Soils

Chapter 3: Special Problems with Sedimentary Rocks

Chapter 4: Soils That Are Sediments

Chapter 5: The Soil Profile

Chapter 6: Soil Minerals

Chapter 7: Particle Size and Gradation

Chapter 8: Soil Fabric and Structure

Chapter 9: Soil Density and Unit Weight

Chapter 10: Soil Water

Chapter 11: Pore Water Pressure, Capillary Water, and Frost Action

Chapter 12: Soil Consistency and Engineering Classification

Chapter 13: Compaction

Chapter 14: Seepage

Chapter 15: Stress Distribution in Soil

Chapter 16: Settlement

Chapter 17: Time-Rate of Settlement

Chapter 18: Soil Shear Strength

Chapter 19: Lateral Stress and Retaining Walls

Chapter 20: Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls and an Introduction to Soil Nailing

Chapter 21: Slope Stability and Landslides

Chapter 22: Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations

Chapter 23: Deep Foundations

Chapter 24: Intermediate Foundations and Ground Improvement

Chapter 25: Underground Conduits

Chapter 26: In Situ Soil and Rock Tests

Chapter 27: Introduction to Soil Dynamics

Chapter 28: Geotechnical Investigation and Report
Appendix A: Elastic Solutions for Horizontal Pressures on Retaining Walls Resulting from Surface Loads
Index
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