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Geotechnical engineering : unsaturated and saturated soils

Author: J -L Briaud
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written by a leader on the subject, Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering is first introductory geotechnical engineering textbook to cover both saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics.

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Briaud, J.-L.
Introduction to geotechnical engineering.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, 2013
(DLC) 2013015623
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J -L Briaud
ISBN: 9780470948569 0470948566
OCLC Number: 828139280
Notes: "Published simultaneously in Canada"--Title page verso.
Description: xxi, 998 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Engineering geology --
Soil components and weight-volume parameters --
Soil classification --
Rocks --
Site investigation, drilling, and sampling --
In sito tests --
Elements of geophysics --
Laboratory tests --
Stresses, effective stress, water stress, air stress, and strains --
Problem-solving methods --
Soil constitutive models --
Flow of fluid and gas through soils --
Deformation properties --
Shear strength properties --
Thermodynamics for soil problems --
Shallow Foundations --
Deep foundations --
Slope stability --
Compaction --
Retaining walls --
Earthquake geoengineering --
Erosion of soils and scour problems --
Geoenvironmental engineering --
Geosynthetics --
Soil improvement --
Technical communications.
Responsibility: Jean-Louis Briaud.
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