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Geotechnical Engineering: Principles & Practices

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2nd
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9780135763803

ISBN10:
0135763800
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2011
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

Rigorous and technically deep -- yet accessible -- this up-to-date introduction to geotechnical engineering explores both the principles of soil mechanicsand their application to engineering practice -- emphasizing the role of geotechnical engineering in real design projects. An accompanying CD provides supplementary software developed specifically for learning purposes -- e.g., SETTRATE. Discusses site exploration and characterization; soil composition; soil classification; excavation, grading, and compacted fill; groundwater -- fundamentals and applications; stress; compressibility and settlement; rate of consolidation; strength; stability of earth slope; dams and levees; lateral earth pressures and retaining walls; structural foundations; difficult soils; soil improvement; and geotechnical earthquake engineering. Makes extensive use of photographs and example problems. For geotechnical engineers, soils engineers, ground engineers, structural engineers, and civil engineers.

Table of Contents

Preface ix(2)
Notation and Units of Measurement xi
1. Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
1(14)
1.1 Historical Development
3(8)
1.2 Modern Geotechnical Engineering
11(1)
1.3 Accuracy of Geotechnical Engineering Analyses
12(3)
2. Engineering Geology
15(31)
2.1 Rock and Soil
16(1)
2.2 Rock-Forming Minerals
17(1)
2.3 The Geologic Cycle
18(8)
2.4 Structural Geology
26(6)
Questions and Practice Problems 2.1-2.8
32(1)
2.5 Soil Formation, Transport, and Deposition
33(10)
Questions and Practice Problems 2.9-2.12
43(1)
Summary
43(2)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 2.13-2.19
45(1)
3. Site Exploration and Characterization
46(48)
3.1 Project Assessment
47(1)
3.2 Literature Search
48(1)
3.3 Remote Sensing
49(1)
3.4 Field Reconnaissance and Surface Exploration
50(1)
3.5 Subsurface Exploration
51(11)
3.6 Soil and Rock Sampling
62(3)
3.7 Groundwater Exploration and Monitoring
65(1)
Questions and Practice Problems 3.1-3.4
66(2)
3.8 Ex-Situ Testing
68(1)
3.9 In-Situ Testing
68(16)
Questions and Practice Problems 3.5-3.8
84(1)
3.10 Geophysical Exploration
84(2)
3.11 Synthesis and Interpretation
86(3)
3.12 Economics
89(1)
3.13 Geotechnical Monitoring During Construction
90(1)
Summary
90(1)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 3.9-3.12
91(3)
4. Soil Composition
94(42)
4.1 Soil as a Particulate Material
95(1)
4.2 The Three Phases
95(2)
4.3 Weight-Volume Relationships
97(16)
Questions and Practice Problems 4.1-4.9
113(2)
4.4 Particle Size and Shape
115(8)
Questions and Practice Problems 4.10-4.14
123(2)
4.5 Clay Soils
125(3)
4.6 Plasticity and the Atterberg Limits
128(3)
4.7 Structured vs. Unstructured Soils
131(1)
4.8 Organic Soils
131(1)
Questions and Practice Problems 4.15-4.19
132(1)
Summary
133(1)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 4.20-4.28
134(2)
5. Soil Classification
136(21)
5.1 USDA Soil Classification System
136(3)
5.2 AASHTO Soil Classification System
139(2)
5.3 Unified Soil Classification System (USCS)
141(9)
5.4 Visual-Manual Soil Classification
150(1)
5.5 Supplemental Soil Classifications
150(4)
5.6 Applicability and Limitations
154(1)
Summary
155(1)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 5.1-5.13
155(2)
6. Excavation, Grading, and Compacted Fill
157(49)
6.1 Earthwork Construction Objectives
159(1)
6.2 Construction Methods and Equipment
160(17)
Questions and Practice Problems 6.1-6.4
177(1)
6.3 Soil Compaction Standards and Assessment
177(15)
Questions and Practice Problems 6.5-6.12
192(1)
6.4 Suitability of Soils for Use as Compacted Fill
193(2)
6.5 Earthwork Quantity Computations
195(4)
6.6 Lightweight Fills
199(1)
6.7 Deep Fills
200(2)
Questions and Practice Problems 6.13-6.18
202(1)
Summary
203(1)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 6.19-6.22
204(2)
7. Groundwater -- Fundamentals
206(34)
7.1 Hydrology
207(3)
7.2 Coordinate System and Notation
210(1)
7.3 Head and Pore Water Pressure
210(8)
Questions and Practice Problems 7.1-7.5
218(1)
7.4 Groundwater Flow Conditions
218(2)
7.5 One-Dimensional Flow
220(13)
7.6 Capillarity
233(2)
Questions and Practice Problems 7.6-7.16
235(2)
Summary
237(1)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 7.17-7.21
238(2)
8. Groundwater -- Applications
240(48)
8.1 Two-Dimensional Flow
240(17)
Questions and Practice Problems 8.1-8.5
257(1)
8.2 Three-Dimensional Flow
258(8)
Questions and Practice Problems 8.6-8.7
266(2)
8.3 Uplift Pressures on Structures
268(4)
8.4 Groundwater Control and Dewatering
272(5)
8.5 Soil Migration and Filtration
277(7)
Questions and Practice Problems 8.8-8.11
284(1)
Summary
285(1)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 8.12-8.18
286(2)
9. Geoenvironmental Engineering
288(26)
9.1 Types of Underground Contamination
292(2)
9.2 Sources of Underground Contamination
294(3)
9.3 Fate and Transport of Underground Contaminants
297(5)
9.4 Geoenvironmental Site Characterization
302(1)
9.5 Remediation Methods
302(6)
9.6 Sanitary Landfills
308(3)
Summary
311(2)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 9.1-9.8
313(1)
10. Stress
314(52)
10.1 Simplifying Assumptions
315(1)
10.2 Mechanics of Materials Review
316(4)
10.3 Sources of Stress in the Ground
320(1)
10.4 Geostatic Stresses
321(2)
Questions and Practice Problems 10.1-10.2
323(1)
10.5 Induced Stresses
323(10)
10.6 Superposition
333(3)
Questions and Practice Problems 10.3-10.7
336(1)
10.7 Effective Stresses
336(9)
Questions and Practice Problems 10.8-10.11
345(1)
10.8 Programs STRESSP, STRESSL, STRESSR, and STRESSC
345(3)
Question and Practice Problems 10.12-10.15
348(1)
10.9 Mohr's Circle Analyses
348(7)
Questions and Practice Problems 10.16-10.19
355(1)
10.10 Seepage Force
356(2)
10.11 Stresses in Layered Strata
358(1)
10.12 Stress Paths
359(1)
Summary
359(1)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 10.20-10.27
360(6)
11. Compressibility and Settlement
366(56)
11.1 Physical Processes
368(1)
11.2 Changes in Vertical Effective Stress
369(3)
11.3 Consolidation Settlement -- Physical Processes
372(5)
Questions and Practice Problems 11.1-11.4
377(1)
11.4 Consolidation (Oedometer) Tests
377(12)
Questions and Practice Problems 11.5-11.6
389(1)
11.5 Consolidation Status in the Field
389(3)
11.6 Compressibility of Stands and Gravels
392(2)
Questions and Practice Problems 11.7-11.9
394(1)
11.7 Consolidation Settlement Predictions
394(14)
Questions and Practice Problems 11.10-11.14
408(1)
11.8 Crusts
409(1)
11.9 Settlement of Unsaturated Soils
410(1)
11.10 Secondary Compression Settlement
410(3)
11.11 Distortion Settlement
413(1)
11.12 Heave Due to Unloading
413(1)
11.13 Accuracy of Settlement Predictions
413(1)
Questions and Practice Problems 11.15-11.17
414(1)
Summary
415(1)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 11.18-11.31
416(6)
12. Rate of Consolidation
422(42)
12.1 Terzaghi's Theory of Consolidation
422(12)
Questions and Practice Problems 12.1-12.5
434(1)
12.2 Consolidation Settlement vs Time Computations
435(12)
Questions and Practice Problems 12.6-12.10
447(1)
12.3 The Coefficient of Consolidations; c(v)
448(3)
12.4 Accuracy of Settlement Rate Predictions
451(1)
12.5 Consolidation Monitoring
452(5)
Questions and Practice Problems 12.11-12.12
457(1)
12.6 Other Sources of Time Dependency
457(2)
12.7 Methods of Accelerating Settlement
459(1)
Summary
459(1)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 12.13-12.20
460(4)
13. Strength
464(54)
13.1 Strength Analyses in Geotechnical Engineering
465(1)
13.2 Shear Failure in Soils
466(6)
13.3 Mohr-Coulomb Failure Criterion
472(7)
Questions and Practice Problems 13.1-13.4
479(1)
13.4 Shear Strength of Saturated Sands and Gravels
480(4)
Questions and Practice Problems 13.5-13.7
484(1)
13.5 Shear Strength of Saturated Clays and Silts
485(13)
13.6 Shear Strength of Saturated Intermediate Soils
498(1)
13.7 Shear Strength of Unsaturated Soils
498(1)
Questions and Practice Problems 13.8-13.13
498(1)
13.8 Shear Strength Measumerements
499(12)
13.9 Shear Strength at Interfaces Between Soil and Other Materials
511(2)
13.10 Uncertainties in Shear Strength Assessments
513(1)
Questions and Practice Problems 13.14-13.20
513(1)
Summary
514(2)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 13.21-13.26
516(2)
14. Stability of Earth Slopes
518(48)
14.1 Terminology
520(1)
14.2 Modes of Slope Instability
520(7)
Questions and Practice Problems 14.1-14.5
527(1)
14.3 Analyses of Slope Stability Problems
527(1)
14.4 Quantitative Analysis of Slides
528(24)
Questions and Practice Problems 14.6-14.16
552(3)
14.5 Stabilization Measures
555(6)
14.6 Instrumentation
561(2)
Questions and Practice Problems 14.17-14.20
563(1)
Summary
564(1)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 14.21-14.22
565(1)
15. Dams and Levees
566(15)
15.1 Dams
567(11)
15.2 Levees
578(1)
Summary
579(1)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 15.1-15.4
580(1)
16. Lateral Earth Pressures and Retaining Walls
581(35)
16.1 Horizontal Stresses in Soil
581(9)
16.2 Classical Lateral Earth Pressure Theories
590(11)
Questions and Practice Problems 16.1-16.7
601(1)
16.3 Equivalent Fluid Method
601(1)
Questions and Practice Problems 16.8-16.11
602(1)
16.4 Groundwater Effects
603(3)
Questions and Practice Problems 16.12-16.13
606(1)
16.5 Retaining Walls
607(7)
Summary
614(1)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 16.14-16.16
615(1)
17. Structural Foundations
616(34)
17.1 Types of Foundations
616(2)
17.2 Spread Footings -- Bearing Pressure
618(3)
17.3 Spread Footings -- Bearing Capacity
621(8)
Questions and Practice Problems 17.1-17.6
629(1)
17.4 Spread Footings -- Settlement
630(10)
Questions and Practice Problems 17.7-17.11
640(1)
17.5 Spread Footings -- Synthesis and Design
641(6)
Questions and Practice Problems 17.12-17.16
647(1)
17.6 Recognizing the Need For More Extensive Foundations
648(1)
Summary
648(1)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 17.17-17.18
649(1)
18. Difficult Soils
650(19)
18.1 Weak and Compressible Soils
650(3)
18.2 Expansive Soils
653(5)
18.3 Collapsible Soils
658(1)
18.4 Frozen Soils
658(7)
18.5 Corrosive Soils
665(2)
Summary
667(1)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 18.1-18.4
668(1)
19. Soil Improvement
669(12)
19.1 Removal and Replacement
670(1)
19.2 Precompression
670(3)
19.3 In-Situ Densification
673(3)
19.4 In-Situ Replacement
676(1)
19.5 Grouting
676(1)
19.6 Stabilization Using Admixtures
677(1)
19.7 Reinforcement
678(1)
Summary
679(1)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 19.1-19.3
680(1)
20. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
681(31)
20.1 Earthquakes
681(6)
20.2 Ground Shaking
687(4)
20.3 Liquefaction
691(11)
20.4 Surface Rupture
702(2)
20.5 Other Permanent Ground Deformations
704(2)
20.6 Tsunamis and Seiches
706(1)
20.7 Seismic Provisions in Building Codes
707(1)
Summary
708(1)
Comprehensive Questions and Practice Problems 20.1-20.8
709(3)
Appendix A--Recommended Resources for Further Study 712(8)
Appendix B--Unit Conversion Factors 720(3)
Appendix C--Computer Software 723(2)
References 725(18)
Name Index 743(5)
Subject Index 748


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