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Soil Mechanics Principles and Practice

By: Graham Barnes(Author)
549 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Palgrave
Soil Mechanics
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  • Soil Mechanics ISBN: 9780230579804 Edition: 3 Paperback Sep 2010 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
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Providing coverage of the basic principles of soil mechanics for undergraduate students of civil engineering, this new edition has features such as Euro code and key concepts boxes, and case studies illustrating the principles in real world situations. Necessary changes have been made to conform with changing British Standards.


- Soil Formation and Nature
- Soil Description and Classification
- Permeability and Seepage
- Effective Stress and Pore Pressure
- Contact Pressure and Stress Distribution
- Compressibility and Consolidation
- Shear Strength
- Shallow Foundations: Stability
- Shallow Foundations: Settlements
- Pile Foundations
- Lateral Earth Pressures and Retaining Structures
- Slope Stability
- Earthworks and Soil Compaction
- Site Investigation

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Graham Barnes is a former senior lecturer in civil engineering at the Bolton Institute. He currently works for W.S. Atkins, a major international multi-disciplinary consultancy.

By: Graham Barnes(Author)
549 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Palgrave
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"This is an excellent textbook. One of the best textbooks on soil mechanics. Clear and concise explanations of theory. Good drawings and diagrams to illustrate theory. Excellent worked examples and exercises for the student to practise."
– J.W. Glenn, Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education, UK

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