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Geotechnical Engineering Handbook, Volume 1: Fundamentals

Series: Geotechnical Engineering Handbook Volume: 1

By: Ulrich Smoltczyk

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jun 2002 | #142006 | ISBN: 3433014493
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Introduces geotechnical engineering and contains all information about the basics on the field.


International Agreements (U. Smoltczyk & C. Bauduin). Determination of Characteristic Values (C. Bauduin). Geotechnical Field Investigations (K. J. Melzer & U. Bergdahl). Properties of Soils and Rocks and their Laboratory Determination (P. von Soos & J. Bohac). Constitutive Laws for Soils from a Physical Viewpoint (G. Gudehus). Calculation of Stress and Settlement in Soil Masses (H. Poulos). Treatment of Geotechnical Ultimate Limit States by the Theory of Plasticity (R. Nova). Soil Dynamics and Earthquakes (G. Klein & F. Sperling). Earth Pressure Determination (G. Gudehus). Numerical Methods (P. Gussmann, et al.). Metrological Monitoring of Slopes, Embankments and Retaining Walls (K. Linkwitz & W. Schwarz). Geotechnical Measurement Procedures (A. Thut). Phenomenology of Natural Slopes and Their Mass Movement (E. Krauter). Ice Loading Actions (M. Hager). Stability of Rock Slopes (W. Wittke & C. Erichsen).Subject Index.

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Ulrich Smoltczyk is editor of the German Grundbau Taschenbuch. He was Professor for geotechnical engineering in Stuttgart and sat on numerous national and international committees responsible for norms and standards. The first volume was written by 19 authors, including renowned experts from Belgium, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Australia, Italy, U.K., Switzerland and Germany.

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