Soil mechanics and foundations / Muni Budhu.
By: Budhu, MMaterial type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: New York : New Delhi : Wiley, c2011Edition: 3rd edDescription: xvi, 761 p. : ill. ; 27 cmISBN: 9788126559626Subject(s): Soil mechanics | FoundationsDDC classification: 624.15136 LOC classification: TA710 | .B765 2011Online resources: Worldcat Details | Ebook Fulltext
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 738-741) and index.
INTRODUCTION TO SOIL MECHANICS AND FOUNDATIONS; Introduction; Marvels of Civil Engineering-The Hidden Truth; Geotechnical Lessons from Failures; Chapter 2: GEOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND PARTICLE SIZES OF SOILS; Introduction; Definitions of Key Terms; Questions to Guide Your Reading; Basic Geology; Earth's Profile; Plate Tectonics; Composition of the Earth's Crust; Discontinuities; Geologic Cycle and Geological Time; Composition of Soils; Soil Formation; Soil Types.
Clay MineralsSurface Forces and Adsorbed Water; Soil Fabric; Determination of Particle Size of Soils-ASTM D 422; Particle Size of Coarse-Grained Soils; Particle Size of Fine-Grained Soils; Characterization of Soils Based on Particle Size; Comparison of Coarse-Grained and Fine-Grained Soils for Engineering Use; Summary; Self-Assessment; Exercises; Chapter 3: SOILS INVESTIGATION; Introduction; Definitions of Key Terms; Questions to Guide Your Reading; Purposes of a Soils Investigation; Phases of a Soils Investigation; Soils Exploration Program; Soils Exploration Methods.
"Discover the Principles that Support the Practice Combining multimedia, realistic situations, clear explanations, and practical examples, Budhu's Second Edition of Soil Mechanics and Foundations helps you quickly master the key principles behind the practice of soil mechanics. Using language that is easy to understand, the text explains key concepts and principles in the context of basic mechanics, physics, and mathematics. Many worked-out examples illustrate problem-solving techniques step by step. You'll have many unique opportunities for interactive exploration, as you learn the fundamentals of soil mechanics, including: * How to characterize and classify soils * How to plan and conduct a soil investigation * The role of effective stresses, consolidation, shear strength, and critical state soil mechanics linking consolidation and shear strength * The effects of seepage on stability * How to estimate bearing capacity and settlement * How to analyze and design simple geotechnical systems Now revised, this Second Edition features a new chapter on basic geology, more examples and problems, shorter chapters, and a stronger integration with the resources on the accompanying CD. Users can follow different learning pathways depending on the educational goals. Multimedia resources provide a hands-on learning environment The CD packaged with this textbook includes: * Virtual soils laboratory * Interactive animations of basic concepts * Interactive problem solving * Interactive step-by-step examples * Electronic quizzes * Computer programs"--
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