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Introduction to Soil Mechanics



Introduction to Soil Mechanics covers the basic principles of soil mechanics, illustrating why the properties of soil are important, the techniques used to understand and characterise soil behaviour and how that knowledge is then applied in construction.


  • ISBN: 978-0-470-65943-4
  • Páginas: 608
  • Tamaño: 17x24
  • Edición:
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Año: 2013

Disponibilidad: 3 a 7 Días

Contenido Introduction to Soil Mechanics

Introduction to Soil Mechanics covers the basic principles of soil mechanics, illustrating why the properties of soil are important, the techniques used to understand and characterise soil behaviour and how that knowledge is then applied in construction.   The authors have endeavoured to define and discuss the principles and concepts concisely, providing clear, detailed explanations, and a well-illustrated text with diagrams, charts, graphs and tables. With many practical, worked examples and end-of-chapter and coverage of Eurocode 7, Introduction to Soil Mechanics will be an ideal starting point for the study of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering.

Table Contents


Dedication and Acknowledgments

List of Symbols

1 Soil Structure

1.1 Volume relationships

1.2 Weight−volume relationships

1.3 Alteration of soil structure by compaction

1.4 California bearing ratio (CBR) test

1.5 The pycnometer

Supplementary problems for Chapter 1

2 Classification of Cohesive Soils

2.1 Atterberg Limits

2.2 Consistency indices

2.3 Classification of soils by particle size

Supplementary problems for Chapter 2

3 Permeability and Seepage

3.1 Coefficient of permeability (k)

3.2 Seepage velocity 94

3.3 Determination of the value of k

3.4 Field pumping tests

3.5 Permeability of stratified soil

3.6 Flow nets

3.7 Erosion due to seepage

3.8 Prevention of piping

3.9 Flow net for earth dams

Supplementary problems for Chapter 3

4 Pressure at Depth Due to Surface Loading

4.1 Concentrated point load

4.2 Concentrated line load

4.3 Uniform strip loading (Michell’s solution)

4.4 Bulb of pressure diagrams

4.5 Vertical pressure under triangular strip load

4.6 Vertical pressure under circular area

4.7 Rectangular footing

4.8 Footings of irregular shape

4.9 Pressure distribution under footings

4.10 Linear dispersion of pressure

Supplementary problems for Chapter 4

5 Effective Pressure

5.1 Unloaded state

5.2 Loaded state

5.3 Flooded state

5.4 Types of problem

5.5 Effect of seepage on shallow footings

5.6 Ground water lowering (at atmospheric pressure)

5.7 Reduction of artesian pressure

5.8 Capillary movement of water

Supplementary problems for Chapter 5

6 Shear Strength of Soils

6.1 Coulomb-Mohr Theory

6.2 Stress path

6.3 Effect of saturation

6.4 Measurement of shear strength

6.5 Thixotropy of clay 263

6.6 Undrained cohesion and overburden pressure

Supplementary problems for Chapter 6

7 Consolidation and Settlement

7.1 Consolidation

7.2 The pressure-voids ratio curve

7.3 Forms of the s'-e curve

7.4 Coefficient of compressibility

7.5 Coefficient of volume change

7.6 Estimation of settlement

7.7 Rate of consolidation

7.8 Pore pressure isochrones

7.9 Coefficient of permeability

7.10 Time from similarity

7.11 Total settlement

Supplementary problems for Chapter 7

8 Lateral Earth Pressure

8.1 Resistance to active expansion

8.2 The value of K0

8.3 Stress path representation

8.4 Rankine's theory of cohesionless soil

8.5 Rankine-Bell theory for c-f soil

8.6 Rankine-Bell theory for c-soil

8.7 Pressure-force and its line of action

8.8 Wall supporting sloping surface

8.9 General formulae for c-f soil

8.10 Formulae for pure clay (f =0)

8.11 Height of unsupported clay

8.12 Wedge theories

8.13 Stability of retaining walls

8.14 Sheet piles

8.15 Anchored sheet pile walls

8.16 Effect of ground water

8.17 Stability of deep trenches

8.18 Bentonite slurry support

Supplementary problems for Chapter 8

9 Bearing Capacity of Soils

9.1 Terminology

9.2 Shallow strip footing

9.3 Influence of footing shape

9.4 Shallow rectangular footing

9.5 Deep foundations

9.7 Pile Foundations

9.6 Standard penetration test (SPT)

9.8 Some reasons for choosing piles

9.9 Some reasons for not choosing piles

9.10 Effects necessitating caution

9.11 Negative skin friction

9.12 Stress distribution around piles

9.13 Load-carrying capacity of piles

9.14 End bearing resistance and SPT

9.15 Influence of pile section on Qu

9.16 Group of piles

Supplementary problems for Chapter 9

10 Stability of Slopes

10.1 Short-term and long-term stability

10.2 Total stress analysis (cohesive soils)

10.3 Effective stress analysis (cohesive soils)

10.4 Stability of infinite slopes

Supplementary problems for Chapter 10

11 Eurocode 7

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Recommended units

11.3 Limit states

11.4 Design procedures

11.5 Verification procedures

11.6 Application of partial factors


Appendix A Mass and Weight

Appendix B Units, Conversion Factors and Unity Brackets

Appendix C Simpson's Rule

Appendix D Resultant Force and Its Eccentricity

Appendix E References 570

Index 572

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