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Geotechnical Engineering : A Practical Problem Solving Approach - Nagaratnam Sivakugan

Geotechnical Engineering

A Practical Problem Solving Approach

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This is the ultimate resource for anyone looking for a practical approach to solving geotechnical engineering problems. Geotechnical Engineering provides readers with comprehensive coverage all of the major geotechnical topics in the simplest possible way adopting a hands-on approach with a very strong practical bias. You will learn the material through worked examples that are representative of realistic field situations whereby geotechnical engineering principles are applied to solve real-life problems. There are a few carefully selected review exercises at the end of each chapter with answers given whenever possible. This volume also includes a number of quizzes to help you practice what you've learnt and identify areas to work on, as well as a free DVD featuring a copy of the Student edition of GeoStudio, a software program used for solving a wide range of geotechnical problems.

About the Author

Nagaratnam Sivakugan is Associate Professor and Head of Civil & Environmental Engineering at James Cook University, Australia. Braja M. Das is Professor and Dean Emeritus at California State University, and a Geotechnical Consulting Engineer for Nevada.

Prefacep. ix
About the Authorsp. xi
WAVĂ–p. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Generalp. 1
Soilsp. 1
Applicationsp. 3
Soil Testingp. 3
Geotechnical Literaturep. 4
Numerical Modelingp. 6
Review Exercisesp. 8
Phase Relationsp. 11
Introductionp. 11
Definitionsp. 11
Phase Relationsp. 13
Worked Examplesp. 16
Review Exercisesp. 22
Soil Classificationp. 27
Introductionp. 27
Coarse-Grained Soilsp. 27
Fine-Grained Soilsp. 32
Soil Classificationp. 37
Worked Examplesp. 41
Review Exercisesp. 44
Compactionp. 49
Introductionp. 49
Variables in Compactionp. 50
Laboratory Testsp. 52
Field Compaction, Specification, and Controlp. 55
Worked Examplesp. 59
Review Exercisesp. 62
Effective Stress, Total Stress, and Pore Water Pressurep. 65
Introductionp. 65
Effective Stress Principlep. 65
Vertical Normal Stresses Due to Overburdenp. 66
Capillary Effects in Soilsp. 68
Worked Examplesp. 70
Review Exercisesp. 71
Permeability and Seepagep. 73
Introductionp. 73
Bernoulli's Equationp. 73
Darcy'sLawp. 76
Laboratory and Field Permeability Testsp. 77
Stresses in Soils Due to Flowp. 81
Seepagep. 82
Design of Granular Filtersp. 86
Equivalent Permeabilities for One-dimensional Flowp. 87
Seepage Analysis Using SEEP/Wp. 89
Worked Examplesp. 94
Review Exercisesp. 103
Vertical Stresses Beneath Loaded Areasp. 115
Introductionp. 115
Stresses Due to Point Loadsp. 116
Stresses Due to Line Loadsp. 118
Stresses Under the Corner of a Uniform Rectangular Loadp. 118
2:1 Distribution Methodp. 123
Pressure Isobars Under Flexible Uniform Loadsp. 124
Newmark's Chartp. 124
Stress Computations Using SIGMA/Wp. 129
Worked Examplesp. 133
Review Exercisesp. 136
Consolidationp. 139
Introductionp. 139
One-dimensional Consolidationp. 140
Consolidation Testp. 143
Computation of Final Consolidation Settlementp. 150
Time Rate of Consolidationp. 153
Secondary Compressionp. 159
Worked Examplesp. 165
Review Exercisesp. 175
Shear Strengthp. 181
Introductionp. 181
Mohr Circlesp. 181
Mohr-Coulomb Failure Criterionp. 186
A Common Loading Situationp. 187
Mohr Circles and Failure Envelopes in Terms of a and a'p. 190
Drained and Undrained Loading Situationsp. 191
Triaxial Testp. 193
Direct Shear Testp. 200
Skemptons Pore Pressure Parametersp. 202
1 - 3 Relationship at Failurep. 205
Stress Pathsp. 206
Worked Examplesp. 210
Review Exercisesp. 217
Lateral Earth Pressuresp. 225
Introductionp. 225
At-rest Statep. 226
Rankine's Earth Pressure Theoryp. 230
Coulomb's Earth Pressure Theoryp. 237
Worked Examplesp. 240
Review Exercisesp. 246
Site Investigationp. 251
Introductionp. 251
Drilling and Samplingp. 253
In Situ Testsp. 257
Laboratory Testsp. 276
Site Investigation Reportp. 276
Worked Examplesp. 280
Review Exercisesp. 283
Shallow Foundationsp. 289
Introductionp. 289
Design Criteriap. 290
Bearing Capacity of a Shallow Foundationp. 291
Pressure Distributions Beneath Eccentrically Loaded Footingsp. 301
Introduction to Raft Foundation Designp. 304
Settlement in a Granular Soilp. 310
Settlement in a Cohesive Soilp. 319
Worked Examplesp. 325
Review Exercisesp. 334
Deep Foundationsp. 341
Introductionp. 341
Pile Materialsp. 342
Pile Installationp. 345
Load Carrying Capacity of a Pile-Static Analystsp. 347
Pile-Driving Formulaep. 354
Pile Load Testp. 355
Settlement of a Pilep. 357
Pile Groupp. 361
Worked Examplesp. 365
Review Exercisesp. 373
Earth Retaining Structuresp. 377
Introductionp. 377
Design of Retaining Wallsp. 379
Cantilever Sheet Pilesp. 385
Anchored Sheet Pilesp. 395
Braced Excavationsp. 399
Worked Examplesp. 404
Review Exercisesp. 415
Slope Stabilityp. 421
Introductionp. 421
Slope Failure and Safety Factorp. 422
Stability of Homogeneous Undrained Slopesp. 423
Taylor's Stability Charts for c′-′ Soilsp. 427
Infinite Slopesp. 429
Method of Slicesp. 432
Stability Analysis Using SLOPE/Wp. 435
Worked Examplesp. 443
Review Exercisesp. 449
Vibrations of Foundationsp. 453
Introductionp. 453
Vibration Theory-Generalp. 454
Shear Modulus and Poisson's Ratiop. 463
Vertical Vibration of Foundations- Analog Solutionp. 465
Rocking Vibration of Foundationsp. 469
Sliding Vibration of Foundationsp. 475
Torsional Vibration of Foundationsp. 478
Review Exercisesp. 483
Indexp. 487
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ISBN: 9781604270167
ISBN-10: 1604270160
Series: Eureka
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 5th October 2009
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.91