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Fundamentals of Soil Behavior

Fundamentals of Soil Behavior
Author: James K. Mitchell - Kenichi Soga
ISBN 13: 9780471463023
ISBN 10: 471463027
Edition: 3
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2005-05-25
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 592
List Price: $185.00

For this third edition of a geotechnical engineering text, Mitchell (civil engineering, emeritus, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) and Soga (geomechanics, University of Cambridge, UK) offer a greater emphasis on practical exercise problems involving advanced concepts of soil behavior. There is expanded material on micro- mechanical behavior at the particulate level and its influence on engineering properties at the macro-scale, and a new chapter on time effects on soil deformation at different stress and strain levels. Also new to this edition are chapter questions and problem sets. The audience for the book includes graduate students and researchers in geotechnical, environmental, and civil engineering and geology. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


A revised and updated text-reference (first edition, 1975), primarily for graduate students and researchers in geotechnical engineering, having as its purpose the development of an understanding of the factors determining and controlling the engineering properties of soils, with emphasis on the why aspect of soil behavior. It examines the composition of soils in terms of their mineralogy and pore fluid and the interactions of these phases with each other and the surrounding environment. The particulate nature of soils is given special attention in the development of considerations of soil fabric and structure and then in connection with volume change properties, strength and deformation behavior, and conduction phenomena. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)