Basic and Applied Soil Mechanics

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New Age International, Jan 1, 2007 - 774 pages
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Basic And Applied Soil Mechanics Is Intended For Use As An Up-To-Date Text For The Two-Course Sequence Of Soil Mechanics And Foundation Engineering Offered To Undergraduate Civil Engineering Students. It Provides A Modern Coverage Of The Engineering Properties Of Soils And Makes Extensive Reference To The Indian Standard Codes Of Practice While Discussing Practices In Foundation Engineering. Some Topics Of Special Interest, Like The Schmertmann Procedure For Extrapolation Of Field Compressibility, Determination Of Secondary Compression, Lambes Stress - Path Concept, Pressure Meter Testing And Foundation Practices On Expansive Soils Including Certain Widespread Myths, Find A Place In The Text.The Book Includes Over 160 Fully Solved Examples, Which Are Designed To Illustrate The Application Of The Principles Of Soil Mechanics In Practical Situations. Extensive Use Of Si Units, Side By Side With Other Mixed Units, Makes It Easy For The Students As Well As Professionals Who Are Less Conversant With The Si Units, Gain Familiarity With This System Of International Usage. Inclusion Of About 160 Short-Answer Questions And Over 400 Objective Questions In The Question Bank Makes The Book Useful For Engineering Students As Well As For Those Preparing For Gate, Upsc And Other Qualifying Examinations.In Addition To Serving The Needs Of The Civil Engineering Students, The Book Will Serve As A Handy Reference For The Practising Engineers As Well.
 

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Good book for beginners in Geotechnical engineering for Graduate and PG levels.

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Question in UPSC ESE, 2010 directly asked on p. 112

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
SOLIDS WATER AIR RELATIONSHIPS AND INDEX PROPERTIES OF SOILS
10
CLASSIFICATION OF SOILS
77
SOIL STRUCTURE AND CLAY MINERALS
91
SOIL COMPACTION
106
PRINCIPLE OF EFFECTIVE STRESS CAPILLARITY AND PERMEABILITY
128
SEEPAGE THROUGH SOILS
173
VERTICAL STRESSES BELOW APPLIED LOADS
200
ARCHING IN SOILS AND BRACED CUTS
435
FLEXIBLE RETAINING STRUCTURES AND COFFER DAMS
452
SHALLOW FOUNDATIONS
474
PILE FOUNDATIONS
546
MACHINE FOUNDATIONS
639
SOIL EXPLORATION
669
FOUNDATIONS ON EXPANSIVE SOILS
702
Codes on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
720

COMPRESSIBILITY OF SOn AND CONSOLIDATION
221
SHEAR STRENGTH OF SOILS
287
STABILITY OF SLOPES
353
EARTH PRESSURES AND RETAINING WALLS
390
Question Bank
726
Index
753
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