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Principles of Geotechnical Engineering

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780534387426

ISBN10:
053438742X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/10/2001
Publisher(s):
CL Engineering

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Summary

Braja M. Das' PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING provides civil engineering students and professionals with an overview of soil properties and mechanics, combined with a study of field practices and basic soil engineering procedures. Through four editions, this book has distinguished itself by its exceptionally clear theoretical explanations, realistic worked examples, thorough discussions of field testing methods, and extensive problem sets, making this book a leader in its field. Das's goal in revising this best-seller has been to reorganize and revise existing chapters while incorporating the most up-to-date information found in the current literature. Additionally, Das has added numerous case studies as well as new introductory material on the geological side of geotechnical engineering, including coverage of soil formation.

Table of Contents

Geotechnical Engineering---A Historical Perspective
1(12)
Geotechnical Engineering Prior to the 18th Century
1(3)
Pre-Classical Period of Soil Mechanics (1700-1776)
4(1)
Classical Soil Mechanics --- Phase I (1776-1856)
5(1)
Classical Soil Mechanics --- Phase II (1856-1910)
5(1)
Modern Soil Mechanics
6(1)
Geotechnical Engineering After 1927
6(7)
References
11(2)
Origin of Soil and Grain Size
13(32)
Rock Cycle and the Origin of Soil
13(7)
Soil-Particle Size
20(1)
Clay Minerals
21(7)
Specific Gravity (Gs)
28(1)
Mechanical Analysis of Soil
29(7)
Particle-Size Distribution Curve
36(4)
Particle Shape
40(2)
Summary
42(3)
Problems
42(2)
References
44(1)
Weight---Volume Relationships, Plasticity, and Structure of Soil
45(38)
Weight-Volume Relationships
45(3)
Relationships Among Unit Weight, Void Ratio, Moisture Content, and Specific Gravity
48(3)
Relationships Among Unit Weight, Porosity, and Moisture Content
51(2)
Various Unit-Weight Relationships
53(5)
Relative Density
58(3)
Consistency of Soil --- Atterberg Limits
61(1)
Liquid Limit (LL)
61(4)
Plastic Limit (PL)
65(3)
Shrinkage Limit (SL)
68(2)
Liquidity Index and Consistency Index
70(1)
Activity
71(1)
Plasticity Chart
72(1)
Soil Structure
73(5)
Summary
78(5)
Problems
78(3)
References
81(2)
Engineering Classification of Soil
83(17)
AASHTO Classification System
83(4)
Unified Soil Classification System
87(8)
Summary and Comparison Between the AASHTO and Unified Systems
95(5)
Problems
98(1)
References
99(1)
Soil Compaction
100(39)
Compaction --- General Principles
100(1)
Standard Proctor Test
101(3)
Factors Affecting Compaction
104(3)
Modified Proctor Test
107(3)
Structure of Compacted Clay Soil
110(3)
Field Compaction
113(3)
Specifications for Field Compaction
116(4)
Determination of Field Unit Weight of Compaction
120(5)
Compaction of Organic Soil and Waste Materials
125(4)
Special Compaction Techniques
129(6)
Summary and General Comments
135(4)
Problems
135(2)
References
137(2)
Permeability
139(39)
Bernoulli's Equation
139(2)
Darcy's Law
141(2)
Hydraulic Conductivity
143(2)
Laboratory Determination of Hydraulic Conductivity
145(5)
Empirical Relations for Hydraulic Conductivity
150(5)
Directional Variation of Permeability
155(2)
Equivalent Hydraulic Conductivity in Stratified Soil
157(3)
Hydraulic Conductivity of Compacted Clayey Soils
160(2)
Considerations for Hydraulic Conductivity of Clayey Soils in Field Compaction
162(2)
Moisture Content --- Unit Weight Criteria for Clay Liner Construction
164(1)
Permeability Test in the Field by Pumping from Wells
164(4)
In Situ Hydraulic Conductivity of Compacted Clay Soils
168(4)
Summary and General Comments
172(6)
Problems
172(4)
References
176(2)
Seepage
178(21)
Laplace's Equation of Continuity
178(2)
Continuity Equation for Solution of Simple Flow Problems
180(3)
Flow Nets
183(2)
Seepage Calculation from a Flow Net
185(4)
Flow Nets in Anisotropic Soil
189(2)
Mathematical Solution for Seepage
191(1)
Uplift Pressure Under Hydraulic Structures
191(2)
Seepage Through an Earth Dam on an Impervious Base
193(2)
L. Casagrande's Solution for Seepage Through an Earth Dam
195(2)
Summary
197(2)
Problems
197(1)
References
198(1)
In Situ Stresses
199(25)
Stresses in Saturated Soil without Seepage
199(5)
Stresses in Saturated Soil with Upward Seepage
204(2)
Stresses in Saturated Soil with Downward Seepage
206(2)
Seepage Force
208(5)
Use of Filters to Increase the Factor of Safety Against Heave
213(1)
Selection of Filter Material
214(1)
Capillary Rise in Soils
215(3)
Effective Stress in the Zone of Capillary Rise
218(1)
Summary and General Comments
219(5)
Problems
220(3)
References
223(1)
Stresses in a Soil Mass
224(35)
Normal and Shear Stresses on a Plane
224(5)
Stress Caused by a Point Load
229(2)
Vertical Stress Caused by a Line Load
231(3)
Vertical Stress Caused by a Strip Load (Finite Width and Infinite Length)
234(3)
Vertical Stress Due to Embankment Loading
237(4)
Vertical Stress Below the Center of a Uniformly Loaded Circular Area
241(1)
Vertical Stress at Any Point below a Unifromly Loaded Circular Area
242(1)
Vertical Stress Caused by a Rectangularly Loaded Area
242(9)
Influence Chart for Vertical Pressure
251(3)
Summary and General Comments
254(5)
Problems
254(4)
References
258(1)
Compressibility of Soil
259(52)
Contact pressure and Settlement Profile
259(2)
Relations for Immediate Settlement Calculation
261(2)
Improved Relationship for Immediate Settlement
263(5)
Fundamentals of Consolidation
268(3)
One-Dimensional Laboratory Consolidation Test
271(2)
Void Ratio-Pressure Plots
273(1)
Normally Consolidated and Overconsolidated Clays
274(3)
Effect of Disturbance on Void Ratio-Pressure Relationship
277(3)
Calculation of Settlement from One-Dimensional Primary Consolidation
280(1)
Compression Index (Cc) and Swell Index (Cs)
281(4)
Secondary Consolidation Settlement
285(2)
Time Rate of Consolidation
287(5)
Coefficient of Consolidation
292(8)
Calculation of Consolidation Settlement Under a Foundation
300(2)
Method of Accelerating Consolidation Settlement
302(2)
Summary and General Comments
304(7)
Problems
305(4)
References
309(2)
Shear Strength of Soil
311(53)
Mohr-Coulomb Failure Criterion
311(2)
Inclination of the Plane of Failure Caused by Shear
313(1)
Laboratory Tests for Determination of Shear Strength Parameters
314(1)
Direct Shear Test
315(3)
Drained Direct Shear Test on Saturated Sand and Clay
318(2)
General Comments on Direct Shear Test
320(3)
Triaxial Shear Test --- General
323(1)
Consolidated-Drained Triaxial Test
324(8)
Consolidated-Undrained Triaxial Test
332(5)
Unconsolidated-Undrained Triaxial Test
337(2)
Unconfined Compression Test on Saturated Clay
339(1)
Stress Path
340(6)
Vane Shear Test
346(4)
Other Methods for Determining Undrained Shear Strength
350(1)
Sensitivity and Thixotropy of Clay
350(4)
Empirical Relationships Between Undrained Cohesion (Cu) and Effective Overburden Pressure (σo)
354(2)
Shear Strength of Unsaturated Cohesive Soils
356(1)
Summary and General Comments
357(7)
Problems
358(5)
References
363(1)
Lateral Earth Pressure: At-Rest, Rankine, and Coulomb
364(56)
At-Rest, Active, and Passive Pressures
364(2)
Earth Pressure at Rest
366(2)
Earth Pressure at Rest for Partially Submerged Soil
368(3)
Lateral Pressure on Retaining Walls from Surcharges --- Based on Theory of Elasticity
371(3)
Rankine's Theory of Active Pressure
374(3)
Theory of Rankine's Passive Pressure
377(1)
Yielding of Wall of Limited Height
378(2)
Diagrams for Lateral Earth Pressure Distribution Against Retaining Walls
380(12)
Rankine Active and Passive Pressure with Sloping Backfill
392(4)
Coulomb's Active Pressure
396(2)
Graphic Solution for Coulomb's Active Earth Pressure
398(4)
Active Force on Retaining Walls with Earthquake Forces
402(5)
Pae for c'-&phis;' Soil Backfill
407(4)
Coulomb's Passive Pressure
411(2)
Passive Force on Retaining Walls with Earthquake Forces
413(1)
Summary and General Comments
414(6)
Problems
415(4)
References
419(1)
Lateral Earth Pressure---Curved Failure Surface
420(25)
Retaining Walls with Friction
420(2)
Properties of a Logarithmic Spiral
422(2)
Procedure for Determination of Passive Earth Pressure, Pp (Cohesionless Backfill)
424(2)
Coefficient of Passive Earth Pressure, Kp
426(2)
Passive Force on Walls with Earthquake Forces
428(2)
Breaced Cuts --- General
430(4)
Determination of Active Thrust on Bracing Systems of Open Cuts in Granular Soil
434(3)
Determination of Active Thrust on Bracing Systems for Cuts in Cohesive Soil
437(1)
Pressure Variation for Design of Sheetings, Struts, and Wales
438(3)
Dynamic Earth Pressure Distribution Behind a Wall Rotating About the Top
441(1)
Summary
442(3)
Problems
442(2)
References
444(1)
Slope Stability
445(58)
Factor of Safety
447(1)
Stability of Infinite Slopes
448(5)
Finite Slopes --- General
453(1)
Analysis of Finite Slopes with Plane failure Surfaces (Culmann's Method)
454(3)
Analysis of Finite Slopes with Circular Failure Surfaces --- General
457(1)
Mass Procedure --- Slopes in Homogeneous Clay Soil with &phis; = 0
458(5)
Mass Procedure for Stability of Saturated Clay Slopes (&phis; = 0 condition) with Earthquake Forces
463(3)
Mass Procedure --- Slopes in Homogeneous c' -&phis;' Soil
466(6)
Ordinary Method of Slices
472(4)
Bishop's Simplified Method of Slices
476(1)
Stability Analysis by Method of Slices for Steady State Seepage
477(8)
Morgenstern's Method of Slices for Rapid Drawdown Condition
485(3)
Cousin's Charts
488(4)
Fluctuation of Factor of Safety of Slopes in Clay Embankment on Saturated Clay
492(3)
Summary and General Comments
495(8)
Problems
497(5)
References
502(1)
Soil-Bearing Capacity for Shallow Foundations
503(41)
Ultimate Soil-Bearing Capacity for Shallow Foundations
504(2)
Terzaghi's Ultimate Bearing Capacity Equation
506(6)
General Bearing Capacity Equation
512(4)
Effect of Ground Water Table
516(1)
Factor of Safety
517(6)
Ultimate Load for Shallow Foundations Under Eccentric Load
523(3)
Bearing Capacity of Sand Based on Settlement
526(2)
Plate Load Test
528(2)
Ultimate Bearing Capacity on Layered Soil
530(8)
Summary and General Comments
538(6)
Problems
538(4)
References
542(2)
Landfill Liners and Geosynthetics
544(14)
Landfill Liners --- Overview
544(1)
Geosynthetics
545(1)
Geotextiles
545(3)
Geomembranes
548(2)
Geonets
550(1)
Single Clay Liner and Single Geomembrane Liner Systems
551(1)
Recent Advances in the Liner Systems for Landfills
552(1)
Leachate Removal Systems
553(2)
Closure of Landfills
555(1)
Summary and General Comments
556(2)
References
557(1)
Subsoil Exploration
558(23)
Planning for Soil Exploration
558(2)
Boring Methods
560(3)
Common Sampling Methods
563(3)
Sample Disturbance
566(1)
Correlations for Standard Penetration Test
566(4)
Other In Situ Tests
570(3)
Rock Coring
573(2)
Soil Exploration Report
575(6)
Problems
577(1)
References
578(3)
Answers to Selcted Problems 581(4)
Index 585


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