One of the principal aims of this textbook is to provide the student with a description of soil behaviour, and of the effects of the clay minerals and the soil water on such behaviour. In the third edition, a few minor alterations have been made to take account of recent research. In addition, chapters have been rewritten to place the study of soil strength and consolidation more firmly in the context of plasticity theory, and to allow a fuller discussion of the methods of analysis of lateral earth pressure, stability of slopes and the bearing capacity of foundations. Chapters are as follows: the analysis and classification of soils; the clay minerals; pore pressure, effective stress and suction; permeability and seepage; a model for soil consolidation; a model for shear strength of soil; general soil models; plasticity, limit analysis and limiting equilibrium; lateral earth pressure; stability of slopes; bearing capacity of foundations; settlement of foundations; piled foundations; geotechnical processes; site investigation and in situ tests. (TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Applied Science Publishers Limited

    22 Rippleside Commercial Estate, Ripple Road
    Barking, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Scott, C R
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 418 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-85334-873-1
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM