Released on 2007-05-11Categories Technology & Engineering

The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations, Second Edition

The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations, Second Edition

Author: John Atkinson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203012888

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

View: 977

Ideal for undergraduates of geotechnical engineering for civil engineers, this established textbook sets out the basic theories of soil mechanics in a clear and straightforward way; combining both classical and critical state theories and giving students a good grounding in the subject which will last right through into a career as a geotechnical engineer. The subject is broken down into discrete topics which are presented in a series of short, focused chapters with clear and accessible text that develops from the purely theoretical to discussing practical applications. Soil behaviour is described by relatively simple equations with clear parameters while a number of worked examples and simple experimental demonstrations are included to illustrate the principles involved and aid reader understanding.
Released on 1998-09-30Categories Architecture

Soils and Foundations for Architects and Engineers

Soils and Foundations for Architects and Engineers

Author: Chester I. Duncan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0412145219

Category: Architecture

Page: 408

View: 225

Soils and Foundations for Architects and Engineers, Second Edition is a practical guide to the technology of soil mechanics and foundations, and the application of that technology to the design and construction process. This text provides an up-to-date overview of the classification of soils, the design of foundations, and the behavior of soils under load. Particular emphasis has been given to the subject of piles, piers, and caissons, and to the design and details of construction of basement and retaining walls. New to this edition: Expanded coverage of shear strength of soils, settlement analysis, and expansive soil. Design requirements for prestressed tiebacks, tiedowns, and rock anchors. Expansion of information on pile driving techniques including the use of the Engineering News Formula. A table of British-metric conversions. Many new solved problems and illustrations. In addition to the numerous new improvements, the author also includes: effects of high water tables on architectural and engineering considerations, design of shear keys used in the transfer of lateral earth pressure from a wall to the supporting element, various drainage alternatives to the structural treatment of adjacent footings, and much more. Soils and Foundations for Architects and Engineers, Second Edition can be used in advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses offered in architectural engineering and civil engineering, as well as be used as a reference book by practicing architects, insurance adjusters and attorneys who litigate or adjudicate claims involving soils and foundations.
Released on 2004Categories Technology & Engineering

Soils and Foundations

Soils and Foundations

Author: Cheng Liu

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111900150

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 486

View: 677

"This introductory text offers a practical approach to soil mechanics and foundations, with application to real-world design solutions for civil technology and engineering. This material is presented in a clear, direct style with just enough mathematics to support the design concepts. Several new illustrations have been added to enhance student comprehension."--BOOK JACKET.
Released on 2008-08-25Categories Technology & Engineering

Geotechnics of Soft Soils: Focus on Ground Improvement

Geotechnics of Soft Soils: Focus on Ground Improvement

Author: Minna Karstunen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203883334

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 456

View: 904

Natural soft soils are very complex materials. As construction activities increasingly take place in poor ground conditions, ground improvement is often required. However, design practices for ground improvement were for long at best crude and conservative, and at worst unsafe. Although new construction and field observation techniques have been de
Released on 2017-07-28Categories Technology & Engineering

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics

Author: Takaji Kokusho

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317290865

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 478

View: 535

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics deals with soil dynamics in earthquake engineering and includes almost all aspects of soil behavior. Both generally accepted basic knowledge as well as advanced and innovative views are accommodated. Major topics are (i) seismic site amplification, (ii) liquefaction and (iii) earthquake-induced slope failure. Associated with the above, basic theories and knowledge on wave propagation/attenuation, soil properties, laboratory tests, numerical analyses, and model tests are addressed in the first part of the book. A great number of earthquake observations in surface soil deposits as well as case histories with new findings are addressed in the later chapters, together with associated laboratory test data. Most of the research results originate from Japan, which is rich in earthquake records and case histories, although mostly isolated from the outside world because of the language barrier. Another important feature characterizing this book is an energy perspective in addition to the force-equilibrium perspective, because it is the author’s strong belief that energy is a very relevant index in determining seismic failures, particularly of soils and soil structures. Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics is written for international readers, graduate students, researchers, and practicing engineers, interested in this field.
Released on 2017-12-21Categories Technology & Engineering

The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations

The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations

Author: John Atkinson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482288360

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

View: 856

Ideal for undergraduates of geotechnical engineering for civil engineers, this established textbook sets out the basic theories of soil mechanics in a clear and straightforward way; combining both classical and critical state theories and giving students a good grounding in the subject which will last right through into a career as a geotechnical engineer. The subject is broken down into discrete topics which are presented in a series of short, focused chapters with clear and accessible text that develops from the purely theoretical to discussing practical applications. Soil behaviour is described by relatively simple equations with clear parameters while a number of worked examples and simple experimental demonstrations are included to illustrate the principles involved and aid reader understanding.
Released on 1999-01-01Categories Science

Dry Mix Methods for Deep Soil Stabilization

Dry Mix Methods for Deep Soil Stabilization

Author: H. Bredenberg

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9058091082

Category: Science

Page: 370

View: 359

It is a truism that we can no longer freely pick areas with the most suitable ground conditions for building purposes. Soils must often be improved in order to take the loads from buildings, roads and other objects. This volume contains papers covering a range of relevant topics and issues.
Released on 1993Categories Technology & Engineering

An Introduction to the Mechanics of Soils and Foundations

An Introduction to the Mechanics of Soils and Foundations

Author: John Atkinson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016920279

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 337

View: 886

Covering the undergraduate course in geotechnical engineering for civil engineers, this work sets out the basic theories of soil mechanics in a clear, simple way, combining both classical and critical state theories. By using short, focused chapters, the author ensures an accessible text while maintaining a continuous thread running through the book as theory develops into application. The treatment of soil mechanics is essentially theoretical but it is not highly mathematical and soil behaviour is represented by relatively simple equations with clearly defined parameters. The theory is supported by worked examples and simple experimental demonstrations.