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Geotechnical Engineering. Unsaturated and Saturated Soils

  • ID: 2379554
  • Book
  • December 2013
  • 1024 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

The first introductory geotechnical engineering textbook to cover both saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics

Most books designed for an introductory course in geotechnical engineering focus on saturated soil mechanics. Geotechnical Engineering: Unsaturated and Saturated Soils takes a new approach, based on the fundamentals of unsaturated soils and extends the description to a wide variety of applications.

Written by an international leader in the field, this comprehensive introduction presents geotechnical engineering as dealing with a true three–phase soil while treating saturated soil as a special case, rather than the other way around. It covers numerous topics that reveal the vast domain covered by geotechnical engineering and its important contributions to many elements of infrastructure. It includes, in addition to conventional subjects, a number of topics typically left out of undergraduate geotechnical courses, such as:

  • Engineering geology
  • Rocks
  • Site investigation and in situ tests
  • Geophysics
  • Problem solving methods and soil models
  • Thermodynamics for soils
  • Earthquake geo–engineering
  • Erosion
  • Geoenvironmental
  • Geosynthetics
  • Ground improvement
  • Technical communications

Geotechnical Engineering: Unsaturated and Saturated Soils takes students beyond the usual confines of an undergraduate introduction to become a useful reference as they enter graduate studies or begin their careers.

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Acknowledgments xxi

CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1

CHAPTER 2 Engineering Geology 15

CHAPTER 3 Soil Components and Weight–Volume Parameters 26

CHAPTER 4 Soil Classification 46

CHAPTER 5 Rocks 63

CHAPTER 6 Site Investigation, Drilling, and Sampling 80

CHAPTER 7 In Situ Tests 104

CHAPTER 8 Elements of Geophysics 151

CHAPTER 9 Laboratory Tests 172

CHAPTER 10 Stresses, Effective Stress, Water Stress, Air Stress, and Strains 245

CHAPTER 11 Problem–Solving Methods 280

CHAPTER 12 Soil Constitutive Models 345

CHAPTER 13 Flow of Fluid and Gas Through Soils 370

CHAPTER 14 Deformation Properties 401

CHAPTER 15 Shear Strength Properties 443

CHAPTER 16 Thermodynamics for Soil Problems 472

CHAPTER 17 Shallow Foundations 485

CHAPTER 18 Deep Foundations 553

CHAPTER 19 Slope Stability 649

CHAPTER 20 Compaction 698

CHAPTER 21 Retaining Walls 716

CHAPTER 22 Earthquake Geoengineering 784

CHAPTER 23 Erosion of Soils and Scour Problems 823

CHAPTER 24 Geoenvironmental Engineering 872

CHAPTER 25 Geosynthetics 904

CHAPTER 26 Soil Improvement 938

CHAPTER 27 Technical Communications 962

References 969

Index 983

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Jean–Louis Briaud
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