Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice

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John Wiley & Sons, 7 feb 1996 - 592 pagine
This book is one of the best-known and most respected books in geotechnical engineering. In its third edition, it presents both theoretical and practical knowledge of soil mechanics in engineering. It features expanded coverage of vibration problems, mechanics of drainage, passive earth pressure, and consolidation.
 

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Sommario

Physical Properties of Soils
1
Effective stress porewater pressure and critical
15
Soil Exploration
32
Piston samplers
42
Dynamic methods
48
Program for subsoil exploration
55
CHAPTER 3
71
Compressibility of confined layers of soil
100
Arching in soils
289
Settlement and Contact Pressure
291
Problems of Design and Construction
301
Earth Pressure and Stability of Slopes
327
Lateral supports in open cuts
349
Stability of hillsides and slopes in open cuts
361
Foundations
386
settlement prediction
394

Stress strain and failure in soils
122
Drained shear strength
146
Undrained shear strength of soils
161
Theoretical Soil Mechanics
211
Mechanics of piping
222
Plastic Equilibrium in Soils
241
Influence of wall friction on the shape of the surface
250
Bearing capacity of shallow footings
258
Stability of slopes
267
Stability of earth dams
277
Pile foundations
417
ier fc tundations
446
Settlement Due to Extraneous Causes
457
Settlement due to increasing stress in subsoil
467
Dams and Dam Foundations
474
Earth and rockfill dams
480
Concrete dams on sediments
497
Author Index
523
Subject Index
529
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Karl von Terzaghi was an Austrian civil engineer, geotechnical engineer and geologist known as the "father of soil mechanics".

Dr. Ralph Brazelton Peck was an eminent civil engineer specializing in soil mechanics. He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1975 "for his development of the science and art of subsurface.

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