Soil Mechanics

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 15, 1991 - Technology & Engineering - 576 pages
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The classic, comprehensive guide to the physics of soil

The physical behavior of soil under different environmental conditions impacts public safety on every roadway and in every structure; a deep understanding of soil mechanics is therefore an essential component to any engineering education. Soil Mechanics offers in-depth information on the behavior of soil under wet, dry, or transiently wet conditions, with detailed explanations of stress, strain, shear, loading, permeability, flow, improvement, and more. Comprehensive in scope, this book provides accessible coverage of a critical topic, providing the background aspiring engineers will need throughout their careers.

 

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Some pages haven't scanned through properly ....
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The book is very useful for the classic and basic concepts in soil mechanics .

Contents

PARTI Introduction CHAPTER 1 Soil Problems in Civil Engineering
3
CHAPTER
16
A Preview of Soil Behavior
18
CHAPTER
23
The Nature of Soil
27
Description of an Assemblage of Particles
29
Description of an Individual Soil Particle
40
CHAPTER 25
44
Shear Strength of Cohesionless Soil
137
StressStrain Relationships
151
Soil with WaterTransient Flow
152
Earth Retaining Structures and Slopes
162
Shallow Foundations
195
Dynamic Loading of Soil
227
CHAPTER 29
439
StressStrain Relations for Undrained Conditions
455

Normal Stress between Soil Particles
52
Shear Resistance between Soil Particles
61
Shallow Foundations with Drained Conditions
62
Soil Formation
71
Dry Soil
95
Stresses within a Soil Mass
97
Tests to Measure StressStrain Properties
116
General Aspects of StressStrain Behavior
122
CHAPTER 31
464
CHAPTER 32
479
CHAPTER 33
498
The Improvement of Soil
514
Appendix
525
Appendix C
535
Index
547
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Thomas William Lambe was an American geotechnical engineer and an emeritus professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lambe studied civil engineering at North Carolina State, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1942. He studied at MIT starting in 1943, working with Donald Wood Taylor in 1948.

Robert V. Whitman is the author of Soil Mechanics, published by Wiley.

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