|Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Pearson New International Edition||
Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Pearson New International Edition
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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.
New to the Edition
NEW TOPICS-Covers new developments in geotechnical topics such as:
· Soil Properties and Analyses
· Pile Foundation Design and Testing
· 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.
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
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
Answers to Selected Problems