ISBN-10:
0471086584
ISBN-13:
9780471086581
Pub. Date:
02/28/1996
Publisher:
Wiley
Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice / Edition 3

Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice / Edition 3

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Overview

This book is one of the best-known and most respected books in geotechnical engineering. In its third edition, it presents both theoretical and practical knowledge of soil mechanics in engineering. It features expanded coverage of vibration problems, mechanics of drainage, passive earth pressure, and consolidation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471086581
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/28/1996
Edition description: REV
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Karl von Terzaghi was an Austrian civil engineer, geotechnical engineer and geologist known as the "father of soil mechanics".

Dr. Ralph Brazelton Peck was an eminent civil engineer specializing in soil mechanics. He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1975 "for his development of the science and art of subsurface.

Table of Contents

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOILS.

Index Properties of Soils.

Soil Exploration.

Hydraulic and Mechanical Properties of Soils.

THEORETICAL SOIL MECHANICS.

Hydraulics of Soils.

Plastic Equilibrium in Soils.

Settlement and Contact Pressure.

PROBLEMS OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.

Ground Improvement.

Earth Pressure and Stability of Slopes.

Foundations.

Settlement Due to Extraneous Causes.

Dams and Dam Foundations.

References.

Indexes.

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