John Wiley & Sons, Jan 15, 1991 - Technology & Engineering - 576 pages
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 ....
Content probably very good though.
The book is very useful for the classic and basic concepts in soil mechanics .
PARTI Introduction CHAPTER 1 Soil Problems in Civil Engineering
A Preview of Soil Behavior
The Nature of Soil
Description of an Assemblage of Particles
Description of an Individual Soil Particle
Shear Strength of Cohesionless Soil
Soil with WaterTransient Flow
Earth Retaining Structures and Slopes
Dynamic Loading of Soil
StressStrain Relations for Undrained Conditions
Normal Stress between Soil Particles
Shear Resistance between Soil Particles
Shallow Foundations with Drained Conditions
Stresses within a Soil Mass
Tests to Measure StressStrain Properties
General Aspects of StressStrain Behavior