Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics / Edition 8

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Overview

This core undergraduate textbook for civil engineers is the first to cover the fundamental changes in the ethos of geotechnical design advocated in the now published Eurocode 7. This code will be fully adopted across Europe by 2010 and its implementation will mean a radical shift to limit state design.

Ian Smith makes understanding this new approach to geotechnical design less daunting to the student with clear explanatory text, detailed illustrations and several worked examples, covering a range of topics including slope stability, retaining walls and shallow and deep foundations. Downloadable spreadsheets help to illustrate how the new Eurocode is applied and the book's website also gives the worked solutions to self-test questions at the end of each chapter.

Now in its 8th edition, this well-established textbook has been updated and re-designed with improved page layout and illustrations making it the essential user-friendly introduction to soil mechanics and geotechnical design to Eurocode 7.

To see the author's webpage go to: http://sbe.napier.ac.uk/esm/

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405133708
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/3/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 6.89 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Smith has several years’ practical experience in site investigation and geotechnical consultancy. He is Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering at Napier University, Edinburgh.

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Table of Contents


  1. Classification And Identification Properties Of Soil

  2. Soil Water, Permeability And Flow

  3. Shear Strength Of Soils

  4. Elements Of Stress Analysis

  5. Stability Of Slopes

  6. Lateral Earth Pressure

  7. Earth Retaining Structures

  8. Bearing Capacity Of Soils

  9. Foundation, Settlement And Soil Compression

  10. Rate Of Foundation Settlement

  11. Compaction And Soil Mechanics Aspects Of Highway Design

  12. Unsaturated Soils

  13. Critical State Theory

  14. Site Investigation And Ground Improvement
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Index

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