Introduction to Soil Mechanics

Author: Béla Bodó
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118553888
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Introduction to Soil Mechanics, Béla Bodó& Colin Jones Introduction to Soil Mechanics covers the basicprinciples of soil mechanics, illustrating why the properties ofsoil are important, the techniques used to understand andcharacterise soil behaviour and how that knowledge is then appliedin construction. The authors have endeavoured to defineand discuss the principles and concepts concisely, providing clear,detailed explanations, and a well-illustrated text with diagrams,charts, graphs and tables. With many practical, worked examples andend-of-chapter and coverage of Eurocode 7, Introduction to SoilMechanics will be an ideal starting point for the study of soilmechanics and geotechnical engineering. About the Authors Béla Bodó B.Sc., B.A., C.Eng., M.I.C.E, wasborn in Hungary and studied at Budapest Technical University, theUniversity of London and the Open University. He developed hisexpertise in Soil Mechanics during his employment with British Railand British Coal. Colin Jones B.Sc, C. Eng., M.I.C.E, P.G.C.E, studied atthe University of Dundee, and worked at British Coal where he andBéla were colleagues. He has recently retired from theUniversity of Wales, Newport where he was Programme Director forthe Civil Engineering provision, specializing in Soil Mechanics andGeotechnics. Also Available Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics 4th Edition J C Jaeger, N G W Cook and R Zimmerman Hardcover: 9780632057597 Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics 8th Edition Ian Smith Paperback: 9781405133708

An Introduction to Soil Mechanics

Author: Arnold Verruijt
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319611852
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This textbook offers a superb introduction to theoretical and practical soil mechanics. Special attention is given to the risks of failure in civil engineering, and themes covered include stresses in soils, groundwater flow, consolidation, testing of soils, and stability of slopes. Readers will learn the major principles and methods of soil mechanics, and the most important methods of determining soil parameters both in the laboratory and in situ. The basic principles of applied mechanics, that are frequently used, are offered in the appendices. The author’s considerable experience of teaching soil mechanics is evident in the many features of the book: it is packed with supportive color illustrations, helpful examples and references. Exercises with answers enable students to self-test their understanding and encourage them to explore further through additional online material. Numerous simple computer programs are provided online as Electronic Supplementary Material. As a soil mechanics textbook, this volume is ideally suited to supporting undergraduate civil engineering students. “I am really delighted that your book is now published. When I “discovered” your course a few years ago, I was elated to have finally found a book that immediately resonated with me. Your approach to teaching soil mechanics is precise, rigorous, clear, concise, or in other words “crisp." My colleagues who share the teaching of Soil Mechanics 1 and 2 (each course is taught every semester) at the UMN have also adopted your book.” Emmanuel Detournay Professor at Dept. of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA

Introduction to Soil Mechanics Laboratory Testing

Author: Dante Fratta
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420045652
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A step-by-step text on the basic tests performed in soil mechanics, Introduction to Soil Mechanics Laboratory Testing provides procedural aids and elucidates industry standards. It also covers how to properly present data and document results. Containing numerical examples and figures, the information presented is based on American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards, and US Army Corps of Engineers engineering manuals. The authors discuss the different methods of in situ field methods and ex situ laboratory methods of soil description and identification. They present equations for the physical properties of soil and laboratory methods of soil classification. They also discuss tests for the interaction of soil and water, and hydraulic conductivity and consolidation. These tests produce information useful in the identification and characterization of soil samples and their engineering behaviors. A comprehensive resource, the book describes the evaluation of physical properties of soils, including mass, weight, unit weight, and mass density of the soil mass and its component phases. These properties are then expanded to define a number of weight and volumetric relationships. The book also discusses tests used in the evaluation of the density-water content relationships in soils and in the evaluation of the quality of compaction operations. These features and more make this book an excellent guide for testing soils.

Soil Mechanics

Author: David Muir Wood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107469503
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book teaches the principles of soil mechanics to undergraduates, along with other properties of engineering materials, to which the students are exposed simultaneously. Using the critical state method of soil mechanics to study the mechanical behavior of soils requires the student to consider density alongside effective stresses, permitting the unification of deformation and strength characteristics. This unification aids the understanding of soil mechanics. This book explores a one-dimensional theme for the presentation of many of the key concepts of soil mechanics - density, stress, stiffness, strength, and fluid flow - and includes a chapter on the analysis of one-dimensional consolidation, which fits nicely with the theme of the book. It also presents some theoretical analyses of soil-structure interaction, which can be analyzed using essentially one-dimensional governing equations. Examples are given at the end of most chapters, and suggestions for laboratory exercises or demonstrations are given.