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Principles of geotechnical engineering

Author: Braja M Das
Publisher: Stamford, Conn. : Cengage Learning, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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Offers an overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedure. This title provides the background information needed to support study in design-oriented courses or in professional practice.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Braja M Das
ISBN: 9780495411307 0495411302 0495411329 9780495411321
OCLC Number: 469741012
Notes: "25th anniversary edition"--Cover.
Description: xiv, 666 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Geotechnical engineering a historical perspective --
Origin of soil amd grain size --
Weight-volume relationships --
Plasticity and structure of soil --
Classification of soil --
Soil compaction --
Permeability --
Seepage --
In situ stresses --
Stresses in a soil mass --
Compressibility of soil --
Shear strength of soil --
Lateral earth pressure: at-rest, Rankine, and Coulomb --
Lateral earth pressure: curved failure surface --
Slope stability --
Soil-bearing capacity for shallow foundations --
Landfill liners and geosynthetics --
Subsoil exploration.
Responsibility: Braja M. Das.

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Offers an overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedure. This title provides the background information needed to support study in design-oriented courses or in professional practice.

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