ISBN 9789332542020,Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics

Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics



Pearson Education

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789332542020

ISBN-10 9332542023

Paper Back

Number of Pages 848 Pages
Language (English)

Soil & rock mechanics

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. Its 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 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 before Soil Composition
New- Includes a separate chapter on earthquakes
More application to real-world situations-appears in this text than in many others
Illustrative problems-appear within the body of the text
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 Mohrs 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 B: Laboratory Procedure to Determine Coefficient of Consolidation
About the Author: David F McCarthy
David F McCarthy, Mohawk Valley Community College