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Basic Soil Mechanics
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BASIC SOIL MECHANICS

MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT BY WHITLOW, R.

£58.99

ISBN
9780582381094
IMPRINT
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EDITION
4TH EDITION
PUBLISHER
PEARSON EDUCATION LIMITED
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT
PAGES
592 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 JUL 2000

DESCRIPTION

This successful text covers the basic principles of soil mechanics and the new edition includes a computer based simulation package. This package will include a suite of interactive spreadsheet assignments covering a wide range of topics, an online reference manual, an online glossary of terms and symbols and a soil mechanics quiz for student self-assessment. Soil mechanics is a core component of all civil engineering studies and an important topic for building and construction. An understanding of the behaviour of soil and rocks is essential for anyone planning, constructing or maintaining buildings as all structures rely on their natural foundations for ultimate stability.

CONTENTS

1. Origins and Composition of Soil. 2. Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes. 3. Basic Physical Properties of Soils.4. Groundwater, Pore Pressure and Effective Stress. 5. Soil Permeability and Seepage. 6. Stresses and Strains in Soils. 7. Measurement of Shear Strength. 8. Earth Pressure and Retaining Walls. 9. Stability of Slopes. 10. Settlement and Consolidation. 11. Bearing Capacity of Foundations. 12. Site Investigations and In Situ Testing. Appendix A Eurocode 7: Geotechnical Design. Appendix B Geotechnical Design: Factors of Safety and Partial Factors. Appendix C Guide to Soil Mechanics Spreadsheets and Reference (on the CD-ROM).