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Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices, 2/e

Author: Donald P. Coduto, Man-chu Ronald Yeung, William A Kitch

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The second edition of Geotechnical Engineering: Principles & Practices explores both the principles of soil mechanics and their applications in engineering.

This edition includes updated content, many new problems and exercises, as well as reflects the authors' own experiences and feedback from reviewers. It offers a rigorous, yet easy-to-read approach, as well as technical depth and an emphasis on understanding the physical basis for soil behavior.

Salient Features

• Clear and detailed explanations of soil mechanics principles and its applications to practical geotechnical engineering problems and underlying assumptions
• Makes frequent references to sources of uncertainties in geotechnical analyses
• Considers earth slopes, landslides, and related issues
• Updated and enhanced chapters on soil strength and slope stability
• Offers a full chapter on engineering geology and expanded coverage of structural foundations
• The pedagogy features approximately 400 review questions, new and updated practice problems and 90 example problems and makes extensive use of photographs

• Includes a new appendix on Finite Difference Solutions to Flow Problems

Table of Content

Preface
Acknowledgments
Notation and Units of Measurement
Chapter 1 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
Chapter 2 Engineering Geology
Chapter 3 Site Exploration and Characterization
Chapter 4 Soil Composition
Chapter 5 Soil Classification
Chapter 6 Excavation, Grading, and Compacted Fill
Chapter 7 Groundwater—Fundamentals and One-Dimensional Flow
Chapter 8 Groundwater—Multidimensional Flow and Applications
Chapter 9 Stress
Chapter 10 Compressibility and Settlement
Chapter 11 Rate of Consolidation
Chapter 12 Soil Strength
Chapter 13 Stability of Earth Slopes
Chapter 14 Foundations
Chapter 15 Spread Footing Design
Chapter 16 Earth Retaining Structures
Chapter 17 Lateral Earth Pressures
Appendix
References
Subject Index
ONLINE APPENDICES


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Author:
Donald P. Coduto, Man-chu Ronald Yeung, William A Kitch
Binding:
Paperback
Condition Type:
New
Country Origin:
India
Edition :
2
Leadtime to ship in days (default):
Usually Ships in 12 Days
Page:
808
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Year:
2017

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