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Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice 3RD Editionby Karl Terzaghi
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This book is one of the best-known and most respected books in geotechnical engineering. In its third edition, it presents both theoretical and practical knowledge of soil mechanics in engineering. It features expanded coverage of vibration problems, mechanics of drainage, passive earth pressure, and consolidation.
Book News Annotation:
Compiles the research findings on the properties of soil that are of interest to engineers, explains the theoretical goals for both initial estimates and detailed predictions of soil behavior under defined conditions, and suggests how to keep earthwork and foundation engineering cost effective. The third edition not only expands the soil information but also broadens it to include findings from a wide range of fields; describes the new whistles and bells that have been added to the theories and analytic methods; and preserves essentially unchanged the practical suggestions that have become classics since the 1948 first edition. The date of the second edition is not noted.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 501-522) and indexes.
Table of Contents
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOILS.
Index Properties of Soils.
Hydraulic and Mechanical Properties of Soils.
THEORETICAL SOIL MECHANICS.
Hydraulics of Soils.
Plastic Equilibrium in Soils.
Settlement and Contact Pressure.
PROBLEMS OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.
Earth Pressure and Stability of Slopes.
Settlement Due to Extraneous Causes.
Dams and Dam Foundations.
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