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Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering, 2nd Edition

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Title: Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering, 2nd Edition
Author: Braja M. Das
ISBN: 0534492940 / 9780534492946
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 592
Publisher: Technomic Publishing Co.
Year: 2005
Availability: In Stock
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This book combines the essential components of Braja Das market leading texts, PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING and PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. It includes the fundamental concepts of soil mechanics as well as foundation engineering, including bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations (spread footings and mats), retaining walls, raced cuts, piles, and drilled shafts. Intended as an introductory text, the book stresses the fundamental principles without becoming cluttered with excessive details and alternatives. While featuring a wealth of worked-out examples and figures that help students with theory and problem-solving skills, Das maintains the careful balance of current research and practical field applications that has made has made his books the leaders in the fields.


Chapter 1 : Geotechnical Engineering - A Historical Perspective
Chapter 2 : Soil Deposits and Grain-Size Analysis
Chapter 3 : Weight-Volume Relationships, Plasticity, and Soil Classification
Chapter 4 : Soil Compaction
Chapter 5 : Hydraulic Conductivity and Seepage
Chapter 6 : Stresses in a Soil Mass
Chapter 7 : Consolidation
Chapter 8 : Shear Strength of Soil
Chapter 9 : Slope Stability
Chapter 10 : Subsurface Exploration
Chapter 11 : Lateral Earth Pressure
Chapter 12 : Shallow Foundations - Bearing Capacity and Settlement
Chapter 13 : Retaining Walls and Braced Cuts
Chapter 14 : Deep Foundations - Piles and Drilled Shafts

Answers to Selected Problems

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