This manual presents data on soil behaviour, with emphasis on practical and empirical knowledge, required by geotechnical engineers for the design and construction of foundations and embankments. It deals with: index and classification properties of soils; soil classification; clay minerals and soil structure; compaction; water in soils (capillarity, shrinkage, swelling, frost action, permeability, seepage, effective stress); consolidation and consolidation settlements; time rate of consolidation; the Mohr circle, failure theories, and stress paths; shear strength of sands and clays. Four appendices deal with the following: application of the "SI" system of units to getechnical engineering; derivation of Laplace's equation; derivation and solution of Terzaghi's one-dimensional consolidation theory; pore pressure parameters. (TRRL)

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    Prentice-Hall, Incorporated

    Route 9W
    Englewood Cliffs, NJ  United States  07632
  • Authors:
    • Holtz, R D
    • Kovacs, W D
  • Publication Date: 1981

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 747 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-13-484394-0
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM