Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics (7th Edition)

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"Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics, 7/e" provides a clear, detailed presentation of soil mechanics: the background and basics, the engineering properties and behavior of soil deposits, and the application of soil mechanics theories. This new edition features a separate chapter on earthquakes, a more logical organization, and new material relating to pile foundations design and construction and soil permeability. It's rich applications, well illustrated examples, end-of-chapter problems and detailed explanations make it an excellent reference for practicing engineers, architects, geologists, environmental specialists, and more! Covers new developments in geotechnical topics such as: Soil Properties and Analyses Pile Foundation Design and Testing Micropiles Soil Nail Walls Launched Soil Nails Soil Improvment Includes a more extensive scope of topics and clear, well developed presentations. Emphasizes how subject material can be used in the field. An excellent reference for practicing engineers, architects, geologists, environmental specialists and construction materials testing laboratories.

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Written by an experienced professor/practitioner, this introductory book provides an unusual range of coverage from basic concepts to developments that provide the user with a real-life working knowledge of geotechnics. Coverage includes design charts, tables, equations utilized by practioners -- not just the nuts and bolts, but explicit instructions and applications as well.

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This text offers a comprehensive presentation of topics in the field of soil mechanics and foundations. It offers a perfect balance of theory and applications for engineers and non-engineers, while also providing readers involved in architecture and construction-related programs with present-day, state-of-the-art information as accepted by, and conveniently used by, the construction industry.

    Features of this new edition include:
  • New material on residual soil formations and soil classification.
  • Updated information relating effects of seismic activity on soil conditions, including recent Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) provisions for structures (requirements being incorporated into the revisions of regional building codes).
  • Enhanced coverage of the concepts and procedures for site improvements.
  • New material on basic geology and the formation of soil deposits, which affects the mechanics of soil behavior.
  • Discussion of data and design criteria for many practical applications involving soils, including site planning and site improvement as well as material for foundation design and construction.

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