Synopses & Reviews
Discover the Principles that Support the PracticeCombining multimedia, realistic situations, clear explanations, and practical examples, Budhu’s Second Edition of Soil Mechanics and Foundationshelps you quickly master the key principles behind the practice of soil mechanics. Using language that is easy to understand, the text explains key concepts and principles in the context of basic mechanics, physics, and mathematics. Many worked-out examples illustrate problem-solving techniques step by step.
You’ll have many unique opportunities for interactive exploration, as you learn the fundamentals of soil mechanics, including:
- How to characterize and classify soils
- How to plan and conduct a soil investigation
- The role of effective stresses, consolidation, shear strength, and critical state soil mechanics linking consolidation and shear strength
- The effects of seepage on stability
- How to estimate bearing capacity and settlement
- How to analyze and design simple geotechnical systems
Now revised, this Second Edition features a new chapter on basic geology, more examples and problems, shorter chapters, and a stronger integration with the resources on the accompanying CD. Users can follow different learning pathways depending on the educational goals.
Multimedia resources provide a hands-on learning environment
The CD packaged with this textbook includes:
- Virtual soils laboratory
- Interactive animations of basic concepts
- Interactive problem solving
- Interactive step-by-step examples
- Electronic quizzes
- Computer programs
Review
"...clearly written and well presented." (Aslib Book Guide, July 2000)
Synopsis
'Discover the Principles that Support the Practice
Combining multimedia, realistic situations, clear explanations, and practical examples, Budhu\'s Second Edition of Soil Mechanics and Foundations helps you quickly master the key principles behind the practice of soil mechanics. Using language that is easy to understand, the text explains key concepts and principles in the context of basic mechanics, physics, and mathematics. Many worked-out examples illustrate problem-solving techniques step by step.
You\'ll have many unique opportunities for interactive exploration, as you learn the fundamentals of soil mechanics, including:
* How to characterize and classify soils
* How to plan and conduct a soil investigation
* The role of effective stresses, consolidation, shear strength, and critical state soil mechanics linking consolidation and shear strength
* The effects of seepage on stability
* How to estimate bearing capacity and settlement
* How to analyze and design simple geotechnical systems
Now revised, this Second Edition features a new chapter on basic geology, more examples and problems, shorter chapters, and a stronger integration with the resources on the accompanying CD. Users can follow different learning pathways depending on the educational goals.
Multimedia resources provide a hands-on learning environment
The CD packaged with this textbook includes:
* Virtual soils laboratory
* Interactive animations of basic concepts
* Interactive problem solving
* Interactive step-by-step examples
* Electronic quizzes
* Computer programs'
Synopsis
This text/CD package combines the fundamentals of geotechnical engineering with an interactive multimedia CD to enhance learning and retention. Readers will learn to understand the physical and mechanical properties of soils; determine parameters from soil testing to characterize soil properties, soil strength, and soil deformations; and to apply the principles of Soil Mechanics to analyze and design simple geotechnical systems. Critical state soil mechanics is included. The CD contains multimedia interactive animations of the essential concepts of soil mechanics and foundations, interactive visualization of mathematical models (e.g. consolidation, critical state models, etc.), virtual laboratories (students can conduct soil tests, interpret the results and apply the results to practical situations using 3-D simulated apparatus; these labs are independent of time and location, the students conduct all the procedures as if he/she were in a real laboratory, and can explore "what-if" situations), digital videos, a glossary, notation, quizzes, notepads, interactive problem solving, spreadsheet links and computer program utilities.
About the Author
Dr. Muniram Budhuis professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
Table of Contents
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- Introduction to Soil Mechanics and Foundations.
- Geological Characteristics of Soils and Soils Investigation.
- Physical Soil Parameters.
- One-Dimensional Flow of Water through Soils.
- Stresses, Strains and Elastic Deformations of Soils.
- One-Dimensional Consolidation Settlement of Fine-Grained Soils.
- Shear Strength of Soils.
- A Critical State Model to Interpret Soil Behavior.
- Bearing Capacity of Soils and Settlement of Shallow Foundations.
- Pile Foundations.
- Two-Dimensional Flow of Water through Soils.
- Stability of Earth Retaining Structures.
- Slope Stability.
Appendix A. A Collection of Frequently Used Soil Parameters and Correlations.
Appendix B. Distribution of Surface Stresses within Finite Soil Layers.
Appendix C. Lateral Earth Pressure Coefficients. \n
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