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Geotechnical Engineering: Unsaturated and Saturated Soils / Edition 1

Geotechnical Engineering: Unsaturated and Saturated Soils / Edition 1

by Jean-Louis BriaudJean-Louis Briaud
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Written by a leader on the subject, Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering is first introductory geotechnical engineering textbook to cover both saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics. Destined to become the next leading text in the field, this book presents a new approach to teaching the subject, based on fundamentals of unsaturated soils, and extending the description of applications of soil mechanics to a wide variety of topics. This groundbreaking work features a number of topics typically left out of undergraduate geotechnical courses.

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ISBN-13: 9780470948569
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/07/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1024
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

JEAN-LOUIS BRIAUD, PhD, is Past President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. He is a Professor and Holder of the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and a research engineer with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Over the last thirty years, he has conducted extensive research on various aspects of geotechnical engineering and has been a consultant on numerous large-scale projects in several countries. Among other awards, he has received the ASTM C.A. Hogentogler Award, the ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, the ASCE Martin Kapp Award, the G. Geoffrey Meyerhof Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society, and the ASCE Ralph B. Peck Award.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xxi

CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1

CHAPTER 2 Engineering Geology 15

CHAPTER 3 Soil Components and Weight-Volume Parameters 26

CHAPTER 4 Soil Classification 46

CHAPTER 5 Rocks 63

CHAPTER 6 Site Investigation, Drilling, and Sampling 80

CHAPTER 7 In Situ Tests 104

CHAPTER 8 Elements of Geophysics 151

CHAPTER 9 Laboratory Tests 172

CHAPTER 10 Stresses, Effective Stress, Water Stress, Air Stress, and Strains 245

CHAPTER 11 Problem-Solving Methods 280

CHAPTER 12 Soil Constitutive Models 345

CHAPTER 13 Flow of Fluid and Gas Through Soils 370

CHAPTER 14 Deformation Properties 401

CHAPTER 15 Shear Strength Properties 443

CHAPTER 16 Thermodynamics for Soil Problems 472

CHAPTER 17 Shallow Foundations 485

CHAPTER 18 Deep Foundations 553

CHAPTER 19 Slope Stability 649

CHAPTER 20 Compaction 698

CHAPTER 21 Retaining Walls 716

CHAPTER 22 Earthquake Geoengineering 784

CHAPTER 23 Erosion of Soils and Scour Problems 823

CHAPTER 24 Geoenvironmental Engineering 872

CHAPTER 25 Geosynthetics 904

CHAPTER 26 Soil Improvement 938

CHAPTER 27 Technical Communications 962

References 969

Index 983

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