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Advanced Soil Mechanics

Advanced Soil Mechanics
Author: Braja M. Das
ISBN 13: 9780415420266
ISBN 10: 415420261
Edition: 3
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: 2008-03-19
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 600
List Price: $109.95

This revised and updated edition of Advanced Soil Mechanics presents a step-by-step guide to all aspects of the subject to students, and addresses a wide range of topics in a logical and extensively illustrated approach, including: grain-size distribution; the nature of water in clay; consistency of cohesive soils; weight-volume relationships; soil classification systems; concepts of elasticity; equations of equilibrium.

The book is illustrated with mathematical derivations and clear diagrams, problems and examples are provided throughout and each chapter concludes with a list of references for further in-depth review or research. Advanced Soil Mechanics is valuable not only for upper-level undergraduate and graduate level students of civil engineering, engineering mechanics, and soil mechanics, but also as a reference for professionals working in these fields.


Just as soil requires a well-balanced mix, DAS (California State U., Sacramento) provides a dual-purpose civil engineering advanced text and professional reference<-->taking into account the increased interest in environmental geotechnology. Topics span: soil aggregate classification systems, stresses and strains<-->elastic equilibrium (new to this edition), pore (yes, not poor) water pressure due to undrained loading, permeability and seepage, consolidation, shear strength of soils, and evaluation of soil settlement. Chapters include homework problems for students, and to enlighten all users, mathematical derivations, sample problems, illustrations, and references. Units are given in both conventional English and SI. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.