Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
David F. McCarthy  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
7
Language
English
Total pages
848
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292039398
ISBN
1292039396
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Description

For courses in Soil Mechanics and Foundations.

 

Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics, Seventh Edition, provides a clear, detailed presentation of soil mechanics: the background and basics, the engineering properties and behavior of soil deposits, and the application of soil mechanics theories. Appropriate for soil mechanics courses in engineering, architectural and construction-related programs, this new edition features a separate chapter on earthquakes, a more logical organization, and new material relating to pile foundations design and construction and soil permeability. It’s rich applications, well-illustrated examples, end-of-chapter problems and detailed explanations make it an excellent reference for students, practicing engineers, architects, geologists, environmental specialists and more. 

Features

New to the Edition

 

NEW TOPICS-Covers new developments in geotechnical topics such as:

·   Soil Properties and Analyses

·   Pile Foundation Design and Testing

·   Micropiles

·   Soil Nail Walls

·   Launched Soil Nails

·   Soil Improvement

 

NEW- Presents Soil Types and Structure ( ch. 2) before Soil Composition ( ch. 3)–in this revision. ·   Reorganizes early material to make it more logical and intuitive for the reader. ·   Addresses feedback received from reviewers and adopters.

 

NEW- Includes a separate chapter on earthquakes ( ch. 12) in this revision.

·   Devotes an entire chapter to this important topic.

·   Builds on the first chapter’s discussion of the affects of geology and plate tectonics on modern soil formations.

 

Features

 

Comprehensive coverage–is a hallmark of this text.

·   Includes a more extensive scope of topics and clear, well-developed presentations.

·   Presents details sufficient enough to solve many types of problems and makes an excellent desk reference for practicing engineers, architects, geologists, etc.

 

More application to real-world situations–appears in this text than in many others.

·   Opens each chapter with application sections that demonstrate how chapter concepts relate to realistic situations.

·   Includes an emphasis on how subject material can be used in the field.

Illustrative problems–appear within the body of the text.

·   Show how to solve various real-world problems within the context of each chapter.

·   Help students learn ways to identify information and data necessary to complete end-of-chapter problems.

 

End-of-chapter problems–have been updated in this edition.

·   Help students assess their knowledge and understanding of the chapter topics.

·   Provide a variety of qualitative, quantitative and conceptual problems that reflect realistic situations.

 

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

PART I: BACKGROUND AND BASICS

1.    The Soil and Rock of Planet Earth: Geologic Overview

2.    Soil Types and Soil Structure

3.    Soil Composition: Terminology and Definitions

4.    Index Properties and Classification Tests, and Soil Classification Systems

5.    Site Investigations: Purpose and Methods, Information and Procedures Available

 

PART II: ENGINEERING PROPERTIES AND BEHAVIOR OF SOIL DEPOSITS

6.    Movement of Water Through Soil: Basic Hydrogeology, Subsurface Flow, Permeability, Capillarity

7.    Movement of Water Through Soil: Practical Effects: Seepage, Drainage, Frost Heave, Contamination

8.    Combined Stresses in Soil Masses: Stress at a Point and Mohr’s Circle

9.    Subsurface Stresses

10.  Settlement: Soil Compression, Volume Distortion, Consolidation

11.  Shear Strength Theory

12.  Earthquakes and the Affects

 

PART III: APPLICATION OF SOIL MECHANICS THEORIES

13.  Foundations: Introductory Concepts

14.  Foundations: Design Considerations and Methods

15.  Site Improvement: Earth Moving, Compaction, and Stabilization

16.  Stability of Unsupported Slopes

17.  Lateral Pressures and Retaining Structures

 

APPENDIX A: Application of LaPlace Equation to Flow Nets

APPENDIX B: Laboratory Procedure to Determine Coefficient of Consolidation

APPENDIX C: Mathematical Development of the Bishop Equation for Slope Stability

 

Bibliography

Answers to Selected Problems

Index