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Soil Mechanics: Concepts and Applications


By: William Powrie

472 pages, Illus

Spon Press (Routledge)

Paperback | Apr 2004 | Edition: 2 | #144386 | ISBN: 041531156X
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Hardback | Apr 2004 | Edition: 2 | #144385 | ISBN: 0415311551
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About this book

Covers the soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering topics typically included in university courses in civil engineering and related subjects. Physical rather than mathematical arguments are used in the core sections wherever possible. New features for the second edition include: an accompanying website containing the lecturers' solutions manual; new chapters on soil strength and soil behaviour separating the basic and more advanced material to aid understanding; and a new page layout making the book more accessible.


1. Origins and Classification of Soils. 2. Groundwater. 3. One-dimensional Compression and Consolidation. 4. Soil Strength. 5. Soil Behaviour. 6. Calculation of Settlements due to Surface Loads. 7. Limit Equilibrium Solutions for Simple Retaining Walls. 8. Limit Equilbrium Solutions for Foundations and Slopes. 9. Advanced Plasticity. 10. Advanced Earth Retaining Systems. 11. Modelling, In Situ Testing and Ground Improvement.

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