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  1. Soils and Foundations
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  2. Soils and Foundations

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Written in a clear, direct style, this practical book introduces readers to the essentials of soil mechanics and foundations. Major emphasis is given to design and practical applications, which are supported by basic theory. Now in its seventh edition, it includes new material on soil consistency, overconsolidated clay, degree of consolidation, vibroflotation and the settlement of sand. KEY TOPICS Chapter topics cover formation of natural soil deposits, engineering properties of soils, soil exploration, soil compaction and stabilization, water in soil, stress distribution in soil, consolidation of soil and settlement of structures, shear strength of soil, shallow foundations, pile foundations, drilled shaft foundations, lateral earth pressure, retaining structures, and stability analysis of slopes. For civil engineers, civil engineering technologists, and geotechnical engineers.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9780134949499
Edition
4
ISBN
0134949498
Label
Prentice Hall College Div
Manufacturer
Prentice Hall College Div
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
504
PublicationDate
1997-07-09
Publisher
Prentice Hall College Div
Studio
Prentice Hall College Div
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I purchased this text for a soils and foundation class. On the surface, the text is well put together and it provides clear explanations and calculations to a wide range of soil problems. This book is a keeper because of the ease of the reading and illustrations.
I took a soils class at another school and that course was more speculative and the text I had for that class doesn't compare to this text. This text is more practical and application based which gives you a more hands on feel.
If you are taking a soils course and this is not the required text; I would recommend it as a reference for you.
Good luck in your studies and always remember "NEVER CALL IT DIRT!"
Dirt is dirty and soil is a natural resource of the earth's minerals. :-)
Surprisingly clear, concise, easy to understand, well-written textbook. I work for a state DOT and still use it as one of my regular reference.
This is a good reference book for PE exam in geoetechnical depth. However, you can not rely completely on this book. About 70% it will cover, but you should also study the other prime text books like Joseph Bowles, BM Das, etc. Anyway, it is a good book, lot of example problems, that will help you to prepare for the exam.
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