Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering

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Cengage Learning, Nov 29, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 640 pages
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Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering combines the essential components of Braja Das' market leading texts, Principles of Geotechnical Engineering and Principles of Foundation Engineering. The text includes the fundamental concepts of soil mechanics as well as foundation engineering without becoming cluttered with excessive details and alternatives. Foundations. features a wealth of worked out examples, as well as figures to help students with theory and problem solving skills. Das maintains the careful balance of current research and practical field applications that has made his books the leaders in the field.
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it is a very helpful book to understand the concept of soil mechanics and also to solve relating engineering problems..


Geotechnical EngineeringA Historical Perspective
Soil Deposits and GrainSize Analysis
WeightVolume Relationships Plasticity and Soil Classification
Soil Compaction
Hydraulic Conductivity and Seepage
Stresses in a Soil Mass
Shear Strength of Soil
Subsurface Exploration
Lateral Earth Pressure
Shallow FoundationsBearing Capacity and Settlement
Retaining Walls and Braced Cuts
Deep FoundationsPiles and Drilled Shafts
Answers to Selected Problems

Slope Stability

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About the author (2007)

Dr. Braja Das is Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento. He received his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in the area of Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of several geotechnical engineering texts and reference books and has authored more than 250 technical papers in the area of geotechnical engineering. His primary areas of research include shallow foundations, earth anchors, and geosynthetics. He is a Fellow and Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Life Member of the American Society for Engineering Education, and an Emeritus Member of the Chemical and Mechanical Stabilization Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council (Washington D.C.). Dr. Das has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the AMOCO Foundation Award, AT&T Award for Teaching Excellence from the American Society for Engineering Education, the Ralph Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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