ISBN 9788123913629,Textbook Of Soil Mechanics And Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Series

Textbook Of Soil Mechanics And Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Series








Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788123913629

ISBN-10 8123913621


Number of Pages 64 Pages
Language (English)

Examinations & assessment

Soil mechanics is the branch of engineering mechanics that studies the properties and behavior of soil at a site and its potential effects on any man made structure built upon it. It is a part of geotechnical engineering and helps engineers in determining the suitability of a particular place for the structure they intend on building. Textbook Of Soil Mechanics And Foundation Engineering thoroughly covers soil properties in relation to construction engineering. It begins with the study of the formation and structure of soil and goes on to discuss the various soil properties that are relevant when studying a site for construction projects. The book examines concepts like classifications and permeability of soils, stress distribution, compressibility and consolidation in soil, and soil improvement. The book goes into all the various aspects of soil property and behavior that an engineer needs to understand and analyze. Textbook Of Soil Mechanics And Foundation Engineering covers the latest developments in the field of soil mechanics and foundation engineering. This includes the concepts of mechanically stabilized earth retaining walls and drilled pier foundations. The book also explains new methods of predicting the behavior of laterally loaded long vertical and batter piles. It also explores the various concepts and methods involved in foundation engineering like braced cuts and drainage, and Caisson foundations. The book presents a comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of soil mechanics, and also contains detailed illustrative examples. These help clarify the practical applications of the concepts and gives the students a solid foundation in the understanding of foundation engineering and soil mechanics. It contains many problems that gives the student practice in working out solutions based on the concepts learnt. Textbook Of Soil Mechanics And Foundation Engineering provides up-to-date information on the subject including new developments in the field. It is aimed at students doing undergraduate courses in civil engineering and related disciplines. It can also serve as a reference for practicing engineers in the construction and geotechnical fields. About V. N. S. Murthy V. N. S. Murthy is a consulting engineer and an academic. He is also the author of Advanced Foundation Engineering and Spatial Electric Load Forecasting. V. N. S. Murthy has extensive academic and corporate experience in the field of geotechnical engineering. He graduated with a degree in engineering from Mysore University and earned an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. He received his Doctorate in Foundation Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur. He has served as consultant to many organizations like the National Industrial Development Corporation, Maruti Udyog Ltd., and Mathura Oil Refinery. He has held senior posts in the faculty of many academic institutions like the Bhooma Reddy College of Engineering and Technology in Hubli and the Regional College of Engineering, Nagpur. He is now a consulting geotechnical engineer in Bangalore.