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.
A introductory textbook on soil mechanics and foundations for students of civil engineering. Emphasizes design and practical applications supported by basic theory. Includes example problems throughout and work problems at the end of each chapter. First published in 1981 and updated here from the 1992 edition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.