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Problem Solving in Soil Mechanics


By: A Aysen

A A Balkema

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #137862 | ISBN: 9058095312
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Primarily designed as a supplement to Soil Mechanics: Basic Concepts and Engineering Applications, but can be used an independent problem solving text.


1. Nature of Soils, Plasticity and Compaction 2. Effective Stress and Pore Pressure in Saturated Soils 3. The Movement of Water through Soil 4. Shear Strength of Soils and Failure Criteria 5. Stress Distribution and Settlement in Soils 6. One Dimensional Consolidation 7. Application of Limit Analysis to Stability Problems in Soil Mechanics 8. Lateral Earth Pressure and Retaining Walls 9. Stability of Earth Slopes 10. Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations and Piles

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Dr. A. Aysen is a graduate of London University. His research interests include: the design of true two-dimensional plane strain and large shear box apparatus, numerical applications of limit analysis and soil stabilisation methods. In the past 15 years he has been involved in research and teaching of the geotechnical engineering subjects in the universities of Newcastle and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Australia.

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