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Discover the principles that support the practice!   With itssimplicity in presentation, this text makes the difficultconcepts of soil mechanics and foundations much easier tounderstand. The author explains basic concepts and fundamentalprinciples in the context of basic mechanics, physics, andmathematics. From Practical Situations and Essential Points toPractical Examples, this text is packed with helpful hints andexamples that make the material crystal clear. The text alsoincludes a CD-ROM that offers readers hands on learning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470556849
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/20/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 780
  • Sales rank: 948,804
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Notes for Students and Instructors.

Notes for Instructors.

Chapter 1 Introduction to Soil Mechanics andFoundations.

1.0 Introduction.

1.1 Marvels of Civil Engineering – The Hidden Truth.

1.2 Geotechnical Lessons from Failures.

Chapter 2 Geological Characteristics of Soils and ParticleSizes of Soils.

2.0 Introduction.

2.1 Definitions of Key Terms.

2.2 Questions to Guide Your Reading.

2.3 Basic Geology.

2.4 Composition of Soils.

2.5 Determination of Particle Size of Soils – ASTM D.

2.6 Comparison of Coarse-Grained and Fine-Grained Soils forEngineering Use.

2.7 Summary.



Chapter 3 Soils Investigation.

3.0 Introduction.

3.1 Definitions of Key Terms.

3.2 Questions to Guide Your Reading.

3.3 Purposes of a Soils Investigation.

3.4 Phases of a Soils Investigation.

3.5 Soils Exploration Program.

3.6 Soils Report.

3.7 Summary.



Chapter 4 Physical Soil Parameters and SoilClassification.

4.0 Introduction.

4.1 Definitions of Key Terms.

4.2 Questions to Guide Your Reading.

4.3 Phase Relationships.

4.4 Physical States and Index Properties of Fine-GrainedSoils.

4.5 Determination of the Liquid, Plastic, and ShrinkageLimits.

4.6 Soil Classification Schemes.

4.7 Engineering Use Chart.

4.8 Summary.


Practical Examples.


Chapter 5 Soil Compaction.

5.0 Introduction.

5.1 Definitions of Key Terms.

5.2 Questions to Guide Your Reading.

5.3 Basic Concept.

5.4 Proctor Compaction Test – ASTM D 1140 and ASTM D1557.

5.5 Interpretation of Proctor Test Results.

5.6 Benefits of Soil Compaction.

5.7 Field Compaction.

5.8 Compaction Quality Control.

5.9 Summary.


Practical Example.


Chapter 6 One-Dimensional Flow of Water ThroughSoils.

6.0 Introduction.

6.1 Definitions of Key Terms.

6.2 Questions to Guide Your Reading.

6.3 Head and Pressure Variation in a Fluid at Rest.

6.4 Darcy's Law.

6.5 Empirical Relationships for k.

6.6 Flow Parallel to Soil Layers.

6.7 Flow Normal to Soil Layers.

6.8 Equivalent Hydraulic Conductivity.

6.9 Determination of the Hydraulic Conductivity.

6.10 Groundwater Lowering by Wellpoints.

6.11 Summary.


Practical Example.


Chapter 7 Stresses, Strains, and Elastic Deformations ofSoils.

7.0 Introduction.

7.1 Definitions of Key Terms.

7.2 Questions to Guide Your Reading.

7.3 Stresses and Strains.

7.4 Idealized Stress-Strain Response and Yielding.

7.5 Hooke's Law

7.6 Plane Strain and Axial Symmetric Conditions.

7.7 Anisotropic, Elastic States.

7.8 Stress and Strain States.

7.9 Total and Effective Stresses.

7.10 Lateral Earth Pressure at Rest.

7.11 Stresses in Soil from Surface Loads.

7.12 Summary.


Practical Examples.


Chapter 8 Stress Path.

8.0 Introduction.

8.1 Definitions of Key Terms.

8.2 Questions to Guide Your Reading.

8.3 Stress and Strain Invariants.

8.4 Stress Paths.

8.5 Summary


Practical Example.


Chapter 9 One-Dimensional Consolidation Settlement ofFine-Grained Soils.

9.0 Introduction.

9.1 Definitions of Key Terms.

9.2 Questions to Guide Your Reading.

9.3 Basic Concepts.

9.4 Calculation of Primary Consolidation.

9.5 One-Dimensional Consolidation Theory.

9.6 Secondary Compression Settlement.

9.7 One-Dimensional Consolidation Laboratory Test.

9.8 Relationship Between Laboratory and Field Consolidation.

9.9 Typical Values of Consolidation.

9.10 Preconsolidation of Soils Using Wick Drains.

9.11 Summary.


Practical Examples.


Chapter 10 Shear Strength of Soils.

10.0 Introduction.

10.1 Definitions of Key Terms.

10.2 Questions to Guide Your Reading.

10.3 Typical Response of Soils to Shearing Forces.

10.4 Four Models for Interpreting the Shear Strength ofSoils.

10.5 Practical Implications of Failure Criteria.

10.6 Interpretation of the Shear Strength of Soils.

10.7 Laboratory Tests to Determine Shear StrengthParameters.

10.8 Porewater Pressure Under Axisymmetric UndrainedLoading.

10.9 Other Laboratory Devices to Measure Shear Strength.

10.10 Field Tests.

10.11 Specifying Laboratory Strength Tests.

10.12 Empirical Relationships for Shear Strength Parameters.

10.13 Summary.


Practical Examples.


Chapter 11 A Critical State Model to Interpret SoilBehavior.

11.0 Introduction.

11.1 Definitions of Key Terms.

11.2 Questions to Guide Your Reading.

11.3 Basic Concepts.

11.4 Elements of the Critical State Model.

11.5 Failure Stresses from the Critical State Model.

11.6 Modifications of CSM and Their Practical Implications.

11.7 Relationships from CSM that Are of PracticalSignificance.

11.8 Soil Stiffness.

11.9 Strains from the Critical State Model.

11.10 Calculated Stress-Strain Response.

11.11 Applications of CSM to Cemented Soils.

11.12 Summary.


Practical Examples.


Chapter 12 Bearing Capacity of Soils and Settlement ofShallow Foundations.

12.0 Introduction.

12.1 Definitions of Key Terms.

12.2 Questions to Guide Your Reading.

12.3 Allowable Stress and Load and Resistance Factor Design.

12.4 Basic Concepts.

12.5 Collapse Load Using the Limit Equilibrium Method.

12.6 Bearing Capacity Equations.

12.7 Mat Foundations.

12.8 Bearing Capacity of Layered Soils.

12.9 Building codes Bearing Capacity Values.

12.10 Settlement.

12.11 Settlement Calculations.

12.12 Determination of Bearing Capacity and Settlement ofCoarse-Grained Soils from Field Tests.

12.13 Shallow Foundation Analysis Using CSM.

12.14 Horizontal Elastic Displacement and Rotation.

12.15 Summary.


Practical Examples.


Chapter 13 Pile Foundations.

13.0 Introduction.

13.1 Definitions of Key Terms.

13.2 Questions to Guide Your Reading.

13.3 Types of Piles and Installations.

13.4 Basic Concept.

13.5 Load Capacity of Single Piles.

13.6 Pile Load Test (ASTM D 1143).

13.7 Methods Using Statics for Driven Piles.

13.8 Pile Load Capacity of Driven Piles Based on SPT and CPTResults.

13.9 Load Capacity of Drilled Shafts.

13.10 Pile Groups.

13.11 Elastic Settlement of Piles.

13.12 Consolidation Settlement Under a Pile Group.

13.13 Procedure to Estimate Settlement of Single and GroupPiles.

13.14 Settlement of Drilled Shafts.

13.15 Piles Subjected to Negative Skin Friction.

13.16 Pile-Driving Formulas and Wave Equation.

13.17 Laterally Loaded Piles.

13.18 Micropiles.

13.19 Summary.


Practical Examples.


Chapter 14 Two-Dimensional Flow of Water ThroughSoils.

14.0 Introduction.

14.1 Definitions of Key Terms.

14.2 Questions to Guide Your Reading.

14.3 Two-Dimensional Flow of Water Through Porous Media.

14.4 Flownet Sketching.

14.5 Interpretation of Flownet.

14.6 Finite Difference Solution for Two-Dimensional Flow.

14.7 Flow Through Earth Dams.

14.8 Soil Filtration.

14.9 Summary.


Practical Examples.


Chapter 15 Stability of Earth Retaining Structures.

15.0 Introduction.

15.1 Definitions of Key Terms.

15.2 Questions to Guide Your Reading.

15.3 Basic Concepts of Lateral Earth Pressures.

15.4 Coulomb's Earth Pressure Theory.

15.5 Rankine's Lateral Earth Pressure for a Sloping Backfill anda Sloping Wall Face.

15.6 Lateral Earth Pressures for a Total Stress Analysis.

15.7 Application of Lateral Earth Pressures to RetainingWalls.

15.8 Types of Retaining Walls and Modes of Failure.

15.9 Stability of Rigid Retaining Walls.

15.10 Stability of Flexible Retaining Walls.

15.11 Brace Excavation.

15.12 Mechanical Stabilized Earth Walls.

15.13 Other Types of Retaining Walls.

15.14 Summary.


Practical Examples.


Chapter 16 Slope Stability.

16.0 Introduction.

16.1 Definitions of Key Terms.

16.2 Questions to Guide Your Reading.

16.3 Some Types of Slope Failure.

16.4 Some Causes of Slope Failure.

16.5 Infinite Slopes.

16.6 Two-Dimensional Slope Stability Analyses.

16.7 Rotational Slope Failures.

16.8 Method of Slices.

16.9 Application of the Method of Slices.

16.10 Procedure for the Method of Slices.

16.11 Stability of Slopes with Simple Geometry.

16.12 Factor of Safety (FS).

16.13 Summary.


Practical Example.


Appendix A A Collection of Frequently Used SoilParameters and Correlations.

Appendix B Distribution of Vertical Stress and ElasticDisplacement Under a Uniform Circular Load.

Appendix C Distribution of Surface Stresses within FiniteSoil Layers.

Appendix D Lateral Earth Pressure Coefficients (Keriseland ABSI, 1990).



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