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Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

By: VNS Murthy

1029 pages, b&w illus

Marcel Dekker Inc.

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #159649 | ISBN: 0824708733
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Covering the latest developments in the design of drilled pier foundations and mechanically stabilized earth retaining walls are explained, "Geotechical Engineering: Principles and Practices of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering", explores a pioneering approach for predicting the nonlinear behavior of laterally loaded long vertical and batter piles. Well-suited for use as a textbook and a professional reference, the book discusses soil formation, index properties, and classification; soil permeability, seepage, and the effect of water on stress conditions; stresses due to surface loads; soil compressibility and consolidation; and shear strength characteristics of soils.


INTRODUCTIONGeneral RemarksA Brief Historical DevelopmentSoil Mechanics and Foundation EngineeringSOIL FORMATION AND CHARACTERIZATIONIntroductionRock ClassificationFormation of SoilsGeneral Types of SoilsSoil Particle Size and ShapeComposition of Clay MineralsStructure of Clay MineralsClay Particle-Water RelationsSoil Mass StructureSOIL PHASE RELATIONSHIPS, INDEX PROPERTIES AND CLASSIFICATIONSoil Phase RelationshipsMass-Volume RelationshipsWeight-Volume RelationshipsComments on Soil Phase RelationshipsIndex Properties of SoilsThe Shape and Size of ParticlesSieve AnalysisThe Hydrometer Method of AnalysisGrain Size Distribution CurvesRelative Density of Cohesionless SoilsConsistency of Clay SoilsDetermination of Atterberg LimitsDiscussion on Limits and IndicesPlasticity ChartGeneral Considerations for Classification of SoilsField Identification of SoilsClassification of SoilsTextural Soil ClassificationAASHTO Soil Classification SystemUnified Soil Classification System (USCS)Comments on the Systems of Soil ClassificationProblemsSOIL PERMEABILITY AND SEEPAGESoil PermeabilityDarcy's LawDischarge and Seepage VelocitiesMethods of Determination of Hydraulic Conductivity of SoilsConstant Head Permeability TestFalling Head Permeability TestDirect Determination of k of Soils in Place by Pumping TestBorehole Permeability TestsApproximate Values of the Hydraulic Conductivity of SoilsHydraulic Conductivity on Stratified Layers of SoilsEmpirical Correlations for Hydraulic ConductivityHydraulic Conductivity of Rocks by Packer MethodSeepageLaplace EquationFlow Net ConstructionDetermination of Quantity of SeepageDetermination of Seepage PressureDetermination of Uplift PressureSeepage Flow Through Homogeneous Earth DamsFlow Net Consisting of Conjugate Confocal ParabolasPiping FailureProblemsEFFECTIVE STRESS AND PORE WATER PRESSUREIntroductionStresses When No Flow Takes Place Through the Saturated Soil MassStresses When Flow Takes Place Through the Soil from Top to BottomStresses When Flow Takes Place Through the Soil from Bottom to TopEffective Pressure Due to Capillary Water Rise in SoilProblemsSTRESS DISTRIBUTION IN SOILS DUE TO SURFACE LOADSIntroductionBoussinesq's Formula for Point LoadsWestergaard's Formula for Point LoadsLine LoadsStrip LoadsStresses Beneath the Corner of a Rectangular FoundationStresses Under Uniformly Loaded Circular FootingVertical Stress Beneath Loaded Areas of Irregular ShapeEmbankment LoadingsApproximate Methods for Computing szPressure IsobarsProblemsCOMPRESSIBILITY AND CONSOLIDATIONIntroductionConsolidationConsolidometerThe Standard One-Dimensional Consolidation TestPressure-Void Ratio CurvesDetermination of Preconsolidation Pressuree-log p Field Curves for Normally Consolidated and Overconsolidated Clays of Low to Medium SensitivityComputation of Consolidation

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