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.
Table of Contents
1 - Geotechnical Engineering - A Historical Perspective 1.1 Geotechnical Engineering Prior to the 18th Century 1.2 Preclassical Period of Soil Mechanics (1700-1776) 1.3 Classical Soil Mechanics - Phase I (1776-1856) 1.4 Classical Soil Mechanics - Phase II (1856-1910) 1.5 Modern Soil Mechanics 1.6 Geotechnical Engineering after 1927 2 - Soil Deposits and Grain - Size Analysis 2.1 Natural Soil Deposits - General 2.2 Residual Soil 2.3 Gravity Transported Soil 2.4 Alluvial Deposits 2.5 Lacustrine Deposits 2.6 Glacial Deposits 2.7 Aeolian Soil Deposits 2.8 Organic Soil 2.9 Soil-Particle Size 2.10 Clay Minerals 2.11 Specific Gravity 2.12 Mechanical Analysis of Soil 2.13 Effective Size, Uniformity Coefficient, and Coefficient of Gradation 3 - Weight-Volume Relationships, Plasticity, and Soil Classification 3.1 Weight-Volume Relationships 3.2 Relationships among Unit Weight, Void Ratio, Moisture Content, and Specific Gravity 3.3 Relationships among Unit Weight, Porosity, and Moisture Content 3.4 Relative Density 3.5 Consistency of Soil 3.6 Activity 3.7 Liquidity Index 3.8 Plasticity Chart 3.9 Soil Classification 4 - Soil Compaction 4.1 Compaction - General Principles 4.2 Standard Proctor Test 4.3 Factors Affecting Compaction 4.4 Modified Proctor Test 4.5 Empirical Relationships 4.6 Field Compaction 4.7 Specifications for Field Compaction 4.8 Determination of Field Unit Weight after Compaction 4.9 Special Compaction Techniques 4.10 Effect of Compaction on Cohesive Soil Properties 5 - Hydraulic Conductivity and Seepage Hydraulic Conductivity 5.1 Bernoulli's Equation 5.2 Darcy's Law 5.3 Hydraulic Conductivity 5.4 Laboratory Determination of Hydraulic Conductivity 5.5 Empirical Relations for Hydraulic Conductivity 5.6 Equivalent Hydraulic Conductivity in Stratified Soil 5.7 Permeability Test in the Field by Pumping from Wells Seepage 5.8 Laplace's Equation of Continuity 5.9 Flow Nets 6 - Stresses in Soil Mass Effective Stress Concept 6.1 Stresses in Saturated Soil without Seepage 6.2 Stresses in Saturated Soil with Seepage 6.3 Effective Stress in Partially Saturated Soil 6.4 Seepage Force 6.5 Heaving in Soil Due to Flow around Sheet Piles Vertical Stress Increase Due to Carious Types of Loading 6.6 Stress Cause by a Point Load 6.7 Westergaard's Solution for Vertical Stress Due to a Point Load 6.8 Vertical Stress Caused by a Line Load 6.9 Vertical Stress Caused by a Line Load of Finite Length 6.10 Vertical Stress Caused by a Strip Load (Finite Width and Infinite Length) 6.11 Vertical Stress below a Uniformly Loaded Circular Area 6.12 Vertical Stress Caused by a Rectangularly Loaded Area 6.13 Solutions for Westergaard Material 7 - Consolidation 7.1 Fundamentals of Consolidation 7.2 One-Dimensional Laboratory Consolidation Test 7.3 Void Ratio-Pressure Plots 7.4 Normally Consolidated and Overconsolidated Clays 7.5 Effect of Disturbance on Void Ratio - Pressure Relationship 7.6 Calculation of Settlement from One-Dimensional Primary Consolidation 7.7 Compression Index and Swell Index 7.8 Settlement from Secondary Consolidation 7.9 Time Rate of Consolidation 7.10 Coefficient of Consolidation 7.11 Calculation of Primary Consolidation Settlement under a Foundation 7.12 Skempton-Bjerrum Modification for Consolidation Settlement 7.13 Precompression - General Considerations 7.14 Sand Drains 8 - Shear Strength of Soil 8.1 Mohr-Coulomb Failure Criteria 8.2 Inclination of the Plane of Failure Caused by Shear Laboratory Determination of Shear Strength Parameters 8.3 Direct Shear Test 8.4 Triaxial Shear Test 8.5 Consolidated-Drained Test 8.6 Consolidated-Undrained Test 8.7 Unconsolidated-Undrained Test 8.8 Unconfirmed Compression Test of Saturated Clay 8.9 Sensitivity and Thixotropy of Clay 8.10 Anisotropy in Undrained Shear Strength 9 - Slope Stability 9.1 Factor of Safety 9.2 Stability of Infinite Slopes 9.3 Finite Slopes 9.4 Analysis of Finite Slope with Circularly Cylin