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Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics (7th Edition)

 
 
 
 
Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics (7th Edition)
Author: David F. McCarthy P.E.
ISBN 13: 9780131145603
ISBN 10: 131145606
Edition: 7
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2006-09-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 864
List Price: $176.40
 
 

"Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics, 7/e" provides a clear, detailed presentation of soil mechanics: the background and basics, the engineering properties and behavior of soil deposits, and the application of soil mechanics theories. This new edition features a separate chapter on earthquakes, a more logical organization, and new material relating to pile foundations design and construction and soil permeability. It's rich applications, well illustrated examples, end-of-chapter problems and detailed explanations make it an excellent reference for practicing engineers, architects, geologists, environmental specialists, and more!

Covers new developments in geotechnical topics such as: Soil Properties and Analyses Pile Foundation Design and Testing Micropiles Soil Nail Walls Launched Soil Nails Soil Improvment Includes a more extensive scope of topics and clear, well developed presentations. Emphasizes how subject material can be used in the field.

An excellent reference for practicing engineers, architects, geologists, environmental specialists and construction materials testing laboratories.

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Introduces geotechnics to students in engineering, architectural, and construction-related academic programs, covering basic theories of soil behavior and practical applications. Contains sections on background and basics such as soil types and site investigation, engineering properties and behavior of soil deposits, and application of soil mechanics theories, with chapters on earth moving, stability of unsupported slopes, and retaining structures. Includes b&w diagrams and maps. This fifth edition uses SI and US Customary units, simplified application problems, and expanded chapter exercises. For a first course in geotechnics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.