Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics

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9780132878890: Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics

Written by an experienced professor and practitioner, this introductory text provides an unusual range of coverage from basic concepts through to developments that provide the user with a real-life working knowledge of geotechnics. Coverage includes design charts, tables and equations. There is new information on hydrogeology, earthquakes, soil and groundwater contamination, soil gases and methods for field sampling, and expanded coverage of geoenvironmental topics.

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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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Written by an experienced practitioner, this popular book introduces users to a broad range of state-of-the-art geotechnics material, exploring everything from the most basic of concepts to the latest developments. Offering a real-life working knowledge of soil mechanics and foundations, it includes design charts, tables, equations utilized by today's practitioners, and more—providing not just the nuts and bolts, but explicit instructions and applications as well. Examines hydrogeology, soil and groundwater contamination, soil gases, and methods for field sampling, and describes the use of geosynthetics in design and construction. Includes new data on such core geotechnics topics as settlement, soil compression and consolidation, foundation design criteria, and earthquake items. Uses SI system of units throughout, and provides numerous illustrative examples and nearly 500 end-of-chapter problems. For civil, environmental, and architectural engineers; also for professionals in construction management.

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