Principles of Geotechnical Engineering

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Cengage Learning, Sep 8, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 704 pages
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Intended as an introductory text in soil mechanics, the seventh edition of Das, PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING offers an overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedure. PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING contains more figures and worked out problems than any other text on the market and provides the background information needed to support study in later design-oriented courses or in professional practice.
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Contents

Geotechnical EngineeringA Historical Perspective
1
Origin of Soil and Grain Size
15
WeightVolume Relationships
51
Plasticity and Structure of Soil
73
Classification of Soil
95
Soil Compaction
114
Permeability
160
Seepage
198
Shear Strength of Soil
365
Lateral Earth Pressure AtRest Rankine and Coulomb ...
424
Lateral Earth Pressure Curved Failure Surface ...
488
Slope Stability
512
SoilBearing Capacity for Shallow Foundations ...
576
Landfill Liners and Geosynthetic
611
Subsoil Exploration
629
Answers to Selected Problems
655

In Situ Stresses
226
Stresses in a Soil Mass
253
Compressibility of Soil
294

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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 Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of a number of geotechnical engineering texts and reference books and more than 250 technical papers in the area of geotechnical engineering. His primary areas of research include shallow foundations, earth anchors, and geosynthetics. Dr. Das 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.). He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the AMOCO Foundation Award, the 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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