This book covers all the soil mechanics and foundation engineering topics commonly included in civil engineering degree courses. The first chapter consists of case histories which clarify diverse soil problems and establish basic definitions. The succeeding six chapters each introduce one detailed mode of soil behaviour: constitution of soil, groundwater, friction, cohesion, small strains, and transient flow. Another chapter deals with the behaviour of soil elements relevant to the interpretation of soil tests. The collapse of soil construction is analyzed, and the final chapter offers an introduction to the design of works in and on soil (cuttings, compaction, embankments, trenches, foundations, retaining walls and modelling). (TRRL)

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    Macmillan Press, Limited

    4 Little Essex Street
    London WC2R 3LF,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bolton, M
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 448 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0 333 18932 9
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM