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Geotechnical Engineering (Pbk)

Geotechnical Engineering (Pbk)

by Renato Lancellotta


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Geotechnical Engineering treats the mechanics of soils and structures interacting with soils. Its primary aim is to reach undergraduate students, however, as it also discusses the more advanced aspects of soil behaviour, it will also appeal to graduate students. Furthermore, practicing engineers who are in search of a rational introduction to the behaviour of foundation structures will find this work a valuable aid.

The three areas contributing to a successful teaching of geotechnical engineering are covered: applied mechanics; tests and experiments; and observation. A list of more than 450 selected references has been added for those readers who wish to study specific topics in more detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789054101796
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/01/1995
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 0.91(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)

About the Author

Renato Lancellotta is Professor of Foundation Engineering at the Technical University of Turin (Italy). He is the author of Geotecnica (Zanichelli, Bologna, 1987 and 1993) and co-author of Prefabricated vertical drains: Performance and design (CIRIA, London, 1991).

Table of Contents

  • Introduction;
  • 1. Nature and Composition of Soils;
  • 2. The Principle of Effective Stress and the State Variables;
  • 3. Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics;
  • 4. The Porous Medium: Steady Flow;
  • 5. The Porous Medium: Transient Flow;
  • 6. Stress-strain and Strength Characteristics;
  • 7. In Situ Investigations;
  • 8. The Collapse of Soil Structures;
  • 9. Performance and Serviceability of Structures;
  • References;
  • Subject Index.

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