## Soil mechanics: principles and applications |

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### Contents

Introduction | 1 |

Mechanical Behavior of Cohesionless Soils | 26 |

Elements of Stability Analysis for Cohesionless Soils | 92 |

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active earth pressure analysis angle applied approximately assumed Atterberg limits backfill bearing capacity boundary capillary coefficient cohesionless soils cohesive soils considered consolidation settlement construction Darcy's law degree of consolidation depth determined distribution drained earth pressure force effective stress elastic embankment Equation equipotential lines Example excess pore pressure excess pore water factor of safety flow footing foundation friction grain horizontal Hvorslev illustrated in Figure increase increment initial laboratory layer limiting equilibrium line of seepage linear-elastic liquid limit loaded area magnitude material maximum Mohr circle normal stress occur over-consolidated overburden pressure parameters particles permeability piezometer pore water pressure preconsolidation pressure problem retaining wall sand saturated secondary compression Section shear strength shear stress shearing resistance shown in Figure silt slide slope soil mass solution specimen stability strain stratum structure surcharge trial failure triaxial compression test unit weight vertical stress void ratio wedge