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Fundamentals of geotechnical engineering

Author: Braja M Das; Nagaratham Sivakugan
Publisher: Boston, MA : Cengage Learning, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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"FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 5E presents the essential components of two market-leading engineering texts in one powerful combined course. The text offers a concise blend of critical information from Braja Das' leading PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING and PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. This valuable, cohesive book focuses on the fundamental concepts of both soil mechanics and foundation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Braja M Das; Nagaratham Sivakugan
ISBN: 9781305635180 1305635183
OCLC Number: 936341237
Description: xx, 774 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Braja M. Das, Dean Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento, California, USA, Nagaratnam Sivakugan, Associate Professor, College of Science, Technology & Engineering, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia.

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"FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 5E presents the essential components of two market-leading engineering texts in one powerful combined course. The text offers a concise blend of critical information from Braja Das' leading PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING and PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. This valuable, cohesive book focuses on the fundamental concepts of both soil mechanics and foundation engineering without the distraction of excessive details or cumbersome alternatives. A wealth of worked-out examples and useful supporting figures help your students master key concepts and gain essential problem-solving skills. Prestigious authors Das and Sivakugan carefully balance today's most current research with practical field applications in a proven approach that has made Das' books undisputed leaders in the field." --Publisher's website.

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