Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics
This core undergraduate textbook for civil engineers is the first to cover the fundamental changes in the ethos of geotechnical design advocated in the now published Eurocode 7. This code will be fully adopted across Europe by 2010 and its implementation will mean a radical shift to limit state design.
Ian Smith makes understanding this new approach to geotechnical design less daunting to the student with clear explanatory text, detailed illustrations and several worked examples, covering a range of topics including slope stability, retaining walls and shallow and deep foundations. Downloadable spreadsheets help to illustrate how the new Eurocode is applied and the book’s website also gives the worked solutions to self-test questions at the end of each chapter.
Now in its 8th edition, this well-established textbook has been updated and re-designed with improved page layout and illustrations making it the essential user-friendly introduction to soil mechanics and geotechnical design to Eurocode 7.
To see the author's webpage go to: http://sbe.napier.ac.uk/esm/
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Classification and Identification Properties of Soil
Soil Water Permeability and Flow
Shear Strength of Soils
Elements of Stress Analysis
Stability of Slopes
Lateral Earth Pressure
Earth Retaining Structures
Foundation Settlement and Soil Compression
Rate of Foundation Settlement
Compaction and Soil Mechanics Aspects of Highway Design
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Bearing Capacity of Soils
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angle angle of friction applied base bearing capacity bearing pressure borehole cell pressure cent centre coefficient cohesive soils compaction compression construction critical state line curve depth Design Approach design value determine diagram diameter drainage drained dry density earth pressure effective stress embankment equation Eurocode Example excess pore factor of safety filter flow line force foundation friction GEO limit geotechnical granular soil gravel groundwater horizontal increment layer liquid limit mass material maximum method moisture content normally consolidated clay obtained overburden pressure overconsolidated clay parameters particles permeability plastic plot pore pressure pore water pressure pressure distribution retaining wall sand saturated soil seepage shear strength shear stress shown in Fig silt slip circle slope Solution standard penetration test strain strength envelope stress paths suction surcharge surface thickness total stress triaxial test unit weight vertical stress void ratio volume water content