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Principles of geotechnical engineering

Author: Braja M Das
Publisher: Boston : PWS Engineering, 1985.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Braja M Das
ISBN: 0534037658 9780534037659
OCLC Number: 10914973
Description: xv, 571 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Geotechnical Engineering --
A Historical Perspective --
Geotechnical Engineering Prior to the 18th Century --
Pre-Classical Period of Soil Mechanics (1700-1776) --
Classical Soil Mechanics --
Phase I (1776-1856) --
Classical Soil Mechanics --
Phase II (1856-1910) --
Modern Soil Mechanics --
Geotechnical Engineering After 1927 --
Origin of Soil and Grain Size --
Rock Cycle and the Origin of Soil --
Soil-Particle Size --
Clay Minerals --
Specific Gravity (G[subscript s]) --
Mechanical Analysis of Soil --
Particle-Size Distribution Curve --
Particle Shape --
Weight --
Volume Relationships, Plasticity, and Structure of Soil --
Weight --
Volume Relationships --
Relationships Among Unit Weight, Void Ratio, Moisture Content, and Specific Gravity --
Relationships Among Unit Weight, Porosity, and Moisture Content --
Various Unit-Weight Relationships --
Relative Density --
Consistency of Soil --
Atterberg Limits --
Liquid Limit (LL) --
Plastic Limit (PL) --
Shrinkage Limit (SL) --
Liquidity Index and Consistency Index --
Activity --
Plasticity Chart --
Soil Structure --
Engineering Classification of Soil --
AASHTO Classification System --
Unified Soil Classification System --
Summary and Comparison Between the AASHTO and Unified Systems --
Soil Compaction --
Compaction --
General Principles --
Standard Proctor Test --
Factors Affecting Compaction --
Modified Proctor Test --
Structure of Compacted Clay Soil --
Field Compaction --
Specifications for Field Compaction --
Determination of Field Unit Weight of Compaction. Compaction of Organic Soil and Waste Materials --
Special Compaction Techniques --
Permeability --
Bernoulli's Equation --
Darcy's Law --
Hydraulic Conductivity --
Laboratory Determination of Hydraulic Conductivity --
Empirical Relations for Hydraulic Conductivity --
Directional Variation of Permeability --
Equivalent Hydraulic Conductivity in Stratified Soil --
Hydraulic Conductivity of Compacted Clayey Soils --
Considerations for Hydraulic Conductivity of Clayey Soils in Field Compaction --
Moisture Content --
Unit Weight Criteria for Clay Liner Construction --
Permeability Test in the Field by Pumping from Wells --
In Situ Hydraulic Conductivity of Compacted Clay Soils --
Seepage --
Laplace's Equation of Continuity --
Continuity Equation for Solution of Simple Flow Problems --
Flow Nets --
Seepage Calculation from a Flow Net --
Flow Nets in Anisotropic Soil --
Mathematical Solution for Seepage --
Uplift Pressure Under Hydraulic Structures --
Seepage Through an Earth Dam on an Impervious Base --
L. Casagrande's Solution for Seepage Through an Earth Dam --
In Situ Stresses --
Stresses in Saturated Soil without Seepage --
Stresses in Saturated Soil with Upward Seepage --
Stresses in Saturated Soil with Downward Seepage --
Seepage Force --
Use of Filters to Increase the Factor of Safety Against Heave --
Selection of Filter Material --
Capillary Rise in Soils --
Effective Stress in the Zone of Capillary Rise --
Stresses in a Soil Mass --
Normal and Shear Stresses on a Plane --
Stress Caused by a Point Load. Vertical Stress Caused by a Line Load --
Vertical Stress Caused by a Strip Load (Finite Width and Infinite Length) --
Vertical Stress Due to Embankment Loading --
Vertical Stress Below the Center of a Uniformly Loaded Circular Area --
Vertical Stress at Any Point below a Uniformly Loaded Circular Area --
Vertical Stress Caused by a Rectangularly Loaded Area --
Influence Chart for Vertical Pressure --
Compressibility of Soil --
Contact Pressure and Settlement Profile --
Relations for Immediate Settlement Calculation --
Improved Relationship for Immediate Settlement --
Fundamentals of Consolidation --
One-Dimensional Laboratory Consolidation Test --
Void Ratio-Pressure Plots --
Normally Consolidated and Overconsolidated Clays --
Effect of Disturbance on Void Ratio-Pressure Relationship --
Calculation of Settlement from One-Dimensional Primary Consolidation --
Compression Index (C[subscript c]) and Swell Index (C[subscript s]) --
Secondary Consolidation Settlement --
Time Rate of Consolidation --
Coefficient of Consolidation --
Calculation of Consolidation Settlement Under a Foundation --
Method of Accelerating Consolidation Settlement --
Shear Strength of Soil --
Mohr-Coulomb Failure Criterion --
Inclination of the Plane of Failure Caused by Shear --
Laboratory Tests for Determination of Shear Strength Parameters --
Direct Shear Test --
Drained Direct Shear Test on Saturated Sand and Clay --
General Comments on Direct Shear Test --
Triaxial Shear Test --
General --
Consolidated-Drained Triaxial Test --
Consolidated-Undrained Triaxial Test. Unconsolidated-Undrained Triaxial Test --
Unconfined Compression Test on Saturated Clay --
Stress Path --
Vane Shear Test --
Other Methods for Determining Undrained Shear Strength --
Sensitivity and Thixotropy of Clay --
Empirical Relationships Between Undrained Cohesion (c[subscript u]) and Effective Overburden Pressure ([sigma]'[subscript o]) --
Shear Strength of Unsaturated Cohesive Soils --
Lateral Earth Pressure: At-Rest, Rankine, and Coulomb --
At-Rest, Active, and Passive Pressures --
Earth Pressure at Rest --
Earth Pressure at Rest for Partially Submerged Soil --
Lateral Pressure on Retaining Walls from Surcharges --
Based on Theory of Elasticity --
Rankine's Theory of Active Pressure --
Theory of Rankine's Passive Pressure --
Yielding of Wall of Limited Height --
Diagrams for Lateral Earth Pressure Distribution Against Retaining Walls --
Rankine Active and Passive Pressure with Sloping Backfill --
Coulomb's Active Pressure --
Graphic Solution for Coulomb's Active Earth Pressure --
Active Force on Retaining Walls with Earthquake Forces --
P[subscript ae] for c'-[phi]' Soil Backfill --
Coulomb's Passive Pressure --
Passive Force on Retaining Walls with Earthquake Forces --
Lateral Earth Pressure --
Curved Failure Surface --
Retaining Walls with Friction --
Properties of a Logarithmic Spiral --
Procedure for Determination of Passive Earth Pressure, P[subscript p] (Cohesionless Backfill) --
Coefficient of Passive Earth Pressure, K[subscript p] --
Passive Force on Walls with Earthquake Forces --
Braced Cuts --
General. Determination of Active Thrust on Bracing Systems of Open Cuts in Granular Soil --
Determination of Active Thrust on Bracing Systems for Cuts in Cohesive Soil --
Pressure Variation for Design of Sheetings, Struts, and Wales --
Dynamic Earth Pressure Distribution Behind a Wall Rotating About the Top --
Slope Stability --
Factor of Safety --
Stability of Infinite Slopes --
Finite Slopes --
General --
Analysis of Finite Slopes with Plane Failure Surfaces (Culmann's Method) --
Analysis of Finite Slopes with Circular Failure Surfaces --
General --
Mass Procedure --
Slopes in Homogeneous Clay Soil with [phi] = 0 --
Mass Procedure for Stability of Saturated Clay Slopes ([phi] = 0 condition) with Earthquake Forces --
Mass Procedure --
Slopes in Homogeneous c'-[phi]' Soil --
Ordinary Method of Slices --
Bishop's Simplified Method of Slices --
Stability Analysis by Method of Slices for Steady State Seepage --
Morgenstern's Method of Slices for Rapid Drawdown Condition --
Cousin's Charts --
Fluctuation of Factor of Safety of Slopes in Clay Embankment on Saturated Clay --
Soil-Bearing Capacity for Shallow Foundations --
Ultimate Soil-Bearing Capacity for Shallow Foundations --
Terzaghi's Ultimate Bearing Capacity Equation --
General Bearing Capacity Equation --
Effect of Ground Water Table --
Factor of Safety --
Ultimate Load for Shallow Foundations Under Eccentric Load --
Bearing Capacity of Sand Based on Settlement --
Plate Load Test --
Ultimate Bearing Capacity on Layered Soil --
Landfill Liners and Geosynthetics --
Geotextiles --
Geomembranes --
Geonets. Single Clay Liner and Single Geomembrane Liner Systems --
Recent Advances in the Liner Systems for Landfills --
Leachate Removal Systems --
Closure of Landfills --
Subsoil Exploration --
Planning for Soil Exploration --
Boring Methods --
Common Sampling Methods --
Sample Disturbance --
Correlations for Standard Penetration Test --
Other In Situ Tests --
Rock Coring --
Soil Exploration Report.
Responsibility: Braja M. Das.


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