Basic Soil Mechanics

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
R. Whitlow  
Publisher
Prentice Hall
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
571
Pub.-date
August 2000
ISBN13
9780582381094
ISBN
0582381096
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Description

The fourth edition of this respected work provides a new examination of the approaches to understanding soil behaviour and the presentation of theories and models to be used in solving practical problems and design. The unifying approach of critical state theory plays a more central role in this new edition.

Recognizing the increasing importance of computer-based information, the fourth edition includes a CD-ROM in each text. The CD-ROM contains reference files, dictionaries, learning assignments and self-testing quizzes.

Features

  • NEW - Updated British Standards, Eurocodes and references.
  • NEW - Appendix on the use of simulation spreadsheets.
  • Clearly explains the basic principles of soil mechanics.
  • Numerous practical worked examples and problems. 

Table of Contents

1. Origins and Composition of Soil.
2. Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes.
3. Basic Physical Properties of Soils.
4. Groundwater, Pore Pressure and Effective Stress.
5. Soil Permeability and Seepage.
6. Stresses and Strains in Soils.
7. Measurement of Shear Strength.
8. Earth Pressure and Retaining Walls.
9. Stability of Slopes.
10. Settlement and Consolidation.
11. Bearing Capacity of Foundations.
12. Site Investigations and In Situ Testing.
Appendix A Eurocode 7: Geotechnical Design.
Appendix B Geotechnical Design: Factors of Safety and Partial Factors.
Appendix C Guide to Soil Mechanics Spreadsheets and Reference (on the CD-ROM).