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Overview

This introductory text/reference is a practical guide for soil mechanics principles, with application to real-world foundation design situations. It is presented in a clear, direct style with just enough mathematics to support the design concepts. There are ample diagrams, charts, and illustrations throughout to support the concepts.
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A introductory textbook on soil mechanics and foundations for students of civil engineering. Emphasizes design and practical applications supported by basic theory. Includes example problems throughout and work problems at the end of each chapter. First published in 1981 and updated here from the 1992 edition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780134949499
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 7.73 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Formation of Natural Soil Deposits 1
2 Engineering Properties of Soils 9
3 Soil Exploration 45
4 Soil Compaction and Stabilization 83
5 Water in Soil 113
6 Stress Distribution in Soil 143
7 Consolidation of Soil and Settlement of Structures 171
8 Shear Strength of Soil 227
9 Shallow Foundations 257
10 Pile Foundations 311
11 Drilled Shaft Foundations 365
12 Lateral Earth Pressure 375
13 Retaining Structures 413
14 Stability Analysis of Slopes 445
Answers to Selected Problems 473
App.: Conversion Factors 475
References Cited 477
Index 481
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Preface

We have attempted to prepare an introductory, practical textbook for soil mechanics and foundations, which emphasizes design and practical applications that are supported by basic theory. Written in a simple and direct style that should make it very easy to read and understand the subject matter, this book contains an abundance of both example problems within each chapter and work problems at the end of each chapter. In addition, there are ample diagrams, charts, and illustrations throughout to help better explain the subject matter. In summary, we have tried to extract the salient and essential aspects of soils and foundations and to present them in a simple and straightforward manner.

The preceding paragraph, slightly modified, began the preface of the first five editions of Soils and Foundations, and we think that it aptly relates our basic philosophy in preparing the sixth edition. We have, however, deleted some outdated material, updated material where applicable, and added new and essential material to the sixth edition. Most notably, we have revised significantly Chapter 11 on drilled shafts to reflect the latest design methods for them. We believe the result is a much stronger, more comprehensive, and therefore better book.

We urge students using this book to review each illustration as it is cited and to study each example problem very carefully. Believing that example problems are an extremely effective means of learning a subject such as soils and foundations, we have included an abundance of these problems, and we believe that they will be very useful in mastering the material in the book.

We want to express our sincere appreciationto Carlos G. Bell, formerly of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and to W. Kenneth Humphries, former Dean of Engineering at the University of South Carolina, who read our original manuscript and offered many helpful suggestions. Also, we would like to acknowledge the late Donald Steila of the Department of Geography and Earth Science at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, who reviewed Chapter 1. We also thank Alan Stadler, formerly of the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, for reviewing the material on soil stabilization in Chapter 4. Finally, we thank the other reviewers of this edition for their helpful comments and suggestions: Robert Mokwa, Ph.D., Montana State University; Constantine A. Ciesielski, Ph.D., East Carolina University; and Wayne A. Charlie, Ph.D., P.E., Colorado State University.

We hope that you will enjoy using the book. We would be pleased to receive your comments, suggestions, and/or criticisms.

Cheng Liu
Jack B. Evett
Charlotte, North Carolina

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Introduction

We have attempted to prepare an introductory, practical textbook for soil mechanics and foundations, which emphasizes design and practical applications that are supported by basic theory. Written in a simple and direct style that should make it very easy to read and understand the subject matter, this book contains an abundance of both example problems within each chapter and work problems at the end of each chapter. In addition, there are ample diagrams, charts, and illustrations throughout to help better explain the subject matter. In summary, we have tried to extract the salient and essential aspects of soils and foundations and to present them in a simple and straightforward manner.

The preceding paragraph, slightly modified, began the preface of the first five editions of Soils and Foundations, and we think that it aptly relates our basic philosophy in preparing the sixth edition. We have, however, deleted some outdated material, updated material where applicable, and added new and essential material to the sixth edition. Most notably, we have revised significantly Chapter 11 on drilled shafts to reflect the latest design methods for them. We believe the result is a much stronger, more comprehensive, and therefore better book.

We urge students using this book to review each illustration as it is cited and to study each example problem very carefully. Believing that example problems are an extremely effective means of learning a subject such as soils and foundations, we have included an abundance of these problems, and we believe that they will be very useful in mastering the material in the book.

We want to express our sincere appreciationto Carlos G. Bell, formerly of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and to W. Kenneth Humphries, former Dean of Engineering at the University of South Carolina, who read our original manuscript and offered many helpful suggestions. Also, we would like to acknowledge the late Donald Steila of the Department of Geography and Earth Science at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, who reviewed Chapter 1. We also thank Alan Stadler, formerly of the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, for reviewing the material on soil stabilization in Chapter 4. Finally, we thank the other reviewers of this edition for their helpful comments and suggestions: Robert Mokwa, Ph.D., Montana State University; Constantine A. Ciesielski, Ph.D., East Carolina University; and Wayne A. Charlie, Ph.D., P.E., Colorado State University.

We hope that you will enjoy using the book. We would be pleased to receive your comments, suggestions, and/or criticisms.

Cheng Liu
Jack B. Evett
Charlotte, North Carolina

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